Establishing your profile and expertise outside of academia is an important part of being a modern academic; with it comes more funding and knowledge exchange opportunities, as well as an opportunity to create and showcase your impact effectively. However, the priorities and interests of external partners are often very different from academic colleagues. Hence, it can be difficult to know how to promote yourself and create impactful pitches that will establish the best partnerships for you.
In this lunchtime seminar, participants will:
- Hear about the common misconceptions and assumptions people make when creating their profile for a non-academic audience
- Learn some tools that can be used when writing your profile and networking or pitching to external partners
- Reflect and refine your USP (unique selling point)
Dr Amy Birch is Researcher Development Manager in the Department of Research and Innovation Services, and is the University lead for researcher development.
Lunch with Impact Workshops
This workshop is part of a series funded by the University’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), to support researchers in identifying, generating, evidencing and achieving impact from their research. Sessions are designed to enable attendees to apply the information, knowledge and tools to their own research.