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Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitation 

The Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator is available to: 

  • provide specialist advice and support to researchers who are preparing funding applications with impact components, including feedback services for those writing ‘Pathways to Impact’ documents for AHRC and ESRC bids
  • meet with researchers one-to-one, to identify and explore impact opportunities arising from current and prospective research plans
  • deliver bespoke impact training sessions for Faculties and Departments
  • facilitate applications to internal funding schemes, including the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund and ESRC IAA 
  • advise on designing and evaluating public engagement events for maximum impact
  • help connect researchers with interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral organisations and networks, to add breadth and variety to impact work
  • support researchers making applications to the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund 


Impact Training Provision 

The Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator offers a series of seminars and workshops each term, intended to address the needs of  researchers interested in recent developments in the impact agenda. For some sessions, researchers considering making AHRC funding applications are the target audience, although there may be components that will be useful to current award holders or those more generally interested in developments in the impact landscape. The various interactive sessions address the difficulties that are most frequently identified by the research communities we serve as part of the pre-award facilitation process. 

All members of the arts and humanities research community are welcome. Please note that these sessions are 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. 

If you are interested in commissioning a bespoke training session for your Faculty/Department/team or would like a one-to-one conversation about your impact plans on a current or planned project, please do get in touch in with Julianne Pigott, Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator:

An example of the training provision for Lent 2019 is published below for your information, to provide an insight into the full range of training offered. If you have any suggestions on themes or topics for future sessions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Lent 2019




ECR & Postdoc Impact Training 

Postdocs & ECRs

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 2-3.45pm

Planning for Impact: Stakeholders & Beneficiaries

All – UTOs & ECRs

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 13 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Planning for Impact: Designing Events

All – UTOs & ECRs

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Planning for Impact: Measurement & Evaluation

All – UTOs & ECRs

Seminar Room G, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Schools Outreach for Impact

All – UTOs & ECRs

Seminar Room E, Second Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Friday 01 March 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

PI Impact Training 

Senior Researchers

Seminar Room B, First Floor, 17 Mill Lane

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 2-3.45pm