This full-day interactive course is designed to explore concepts of research engagement and impact as they align with QUB’s Strategy 2030.
This full-day interactive course is designed to explore concepts of research engagement and impact as they align with QUB’s Strategy 2030. This course will allow you time and space to consider the following questions:
- Does my research currently involve engagement with external stakeholders?
- What are the intended impacts of my research, beyond those that are purely academic?
- Is there scope for research engagement and impact in my research? If so, how can I plan appropriately for this?
During this course, you will:
- Discuss what is meant by the terms “engaged research” and “research impact”.
- Discuss the five key approaches to research engagement.
- Identify the benefits of research engagement to collaborators, external colleagues and the researcher/research programme.
- Discuss how research impact is defined, measured and evidenced.
- Investigate how research engagement and impact plans are developed, including identification of and interactions with stakeholders, and evidence gathering.
- Discuss how research impact relates to the REF exercise.
- Explore examples of 4* REF impact case studies from a variety of research disciplines.
- Consider your own engagement and impact plans, as they relate to your ongoing or future research objectives.
Kathryn Kavanagh and Dr Maeliosa McCrudden, Research Impact and Engagement Officers, Research and Enterprise Directorate, Queen's University Belfast.
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