Development workshops

Recru it networ has launched a programme of workships to support academic colleagues to develop impact case studies and to improve the impact of current and future research.

5-6 September 2018

Fast Track Impact

Venue - Keele Hall

**Please note that places are limited and must be booked in advance**

Booking link -


Session 1: open session for all Keele staff (both days)

9.30am-11am - Fast Track Your Impact

  • What is impact?
  • Principles to fast track the impact of your research
  • Tools to generate impact efficiently:
    • Prioritising which stakeholders and publics to engage with first
    • Planning for impact efficiently and effectively


Session 2: for Impact Case Study authors only (both days)

11.30am-1pm - Masterclass 1: What makes a 4* impact case study in REF?

  • Latest intelligence on role of impact in REF 2021
  • What makes a 4* case study?
  • REF case study review
  • Case studies

1pm-2pm - Lunch 

2pm-2.45pm - Masterclass 2: Tracking, evaluating and evidencing impact

  • Impact tracking - sharing good practice
  • How to design an impact evaluation (including a small group excercise to design an evaluation)
  • Evidencing impact: turning evaluation findings into citable evidence.


Session 3: for Impact Case Study authors only (please note that this session is only available on 5 September) 

3.15pm-4.30pm - Masterclass 3: The digital academic

  • Make your digitial footprint work for you, to build visibility and credibility for your research online.
  • Understand the power and pitfalls of using social media professionally, and find out how to become influential and drive research impacts in this space (suitable for experts, novices and those who have never used social media professionally).


17-19 October 2018

Impact case study writing workshops - delivered by Saskia Walcott, former Head of Communications & Public Engagement for the ESRC

Details to follow.

8 November 2018

International development with lasting impact - delivered by Professor Mark Reed, Fast Track Impact

Details to follow.

Further sessions, details to follow:

  • December 2018 (TBC) - Evidencing economic impacts of research
  • January 2019 (TBC) - Achieving and evidencing health impact
  • February 2019 (TBC) - Achieving and evidencing policy impact