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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research


One of the most challenging aspects of pursuing research impact can be identifying stakeholder groups and beneficiaries, for whom your work is both interesting and valuable. This short interactive workshop introduces researchers from across the arts, humanities and social sciences to a range of approaches and tools designed to make the process easier to navigate. Inviting attendees to think strategically about the audiences and cross-sectoral partners with which they might profitably engage, we will consider how to categorise and prioritise different levels of stakeholder and research user, according not only to the ease with which they may be reached but the extent to which those relationships are likely to generate measureable and meaningful impacts. While the Facilitator will draw on examples from a selection of successful impact projects in discussion, attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss their own impact priorities and explore suggestions about how to best reach possible constituencies for their work.

This session forms part of a series of three short impact workshops happening in February that collectively introduce attendees to the key aspects of the impact process;  you are free to attend a single offering, but we would encourage you to consider attending all three in the cycle. The complementary sessions are:

Planning for Impact: Designing Events                                     Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane          Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm   

Planning for Impact: Measurement & Evaluation                     Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane           Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm 

All members of the research community are welcome.  However, this session is not intended to address the development of Impact Case Studies for REF 2021; researchers interested in the particulars of that aspect of impact should contact their assigned REF Impact Coordinator.

This session is now complete but if you would be interested in attending a similar event in Easter term, please get in touch with the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator: 

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30