The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you.
Target Audience: This session is part of the Arts Researcher Skills Programme for researchers in the Faculty of Arts only
This course will introduce participants to the Impact and KE agenda in the current UK Higher Education context. It will:
Explain the policy context for Impact and KE
Explore the benefits of and motivations for undertaking Impact and KE activity (from social responsibility to benefits for academic and non-academic careers)
Introduce participants to a practical task (‘stakeholder mapping’) to help you understand the processes of seeing your research from a research-user perspective. Participants will think about who might be interested in/benefit from their research and how and when they might engage these groups. We will also think about how you might collect evidence about your partnership such that you can start developing an impact ‘narrative’ for your research.
The session will end by looking at activity that you can do in the next year as part of your Development Needs planning that will help you develop skills that are particularly useful when undertaking KE activity. It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.
Process: Delivered through presentation and activities
The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.
If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.
Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate.
Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.
Webinar Access Instructions
This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.
This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.
You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them.
Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box.