Researchers at Liverpool

Making an Impact Week 2018 events

Designed to help transform your skills, knowledge and expertise Making an Impact Week offers high-quality development opportunities for University of Liverpool researchers and academics at all career stages. Explore the timetable and follow the links for further information and to register your attendance. Strengthen your personal and professional influence – register today.

  • Monday 11 June

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    Welcome session and Accelerating Innovation through the Industrial Strategy

    11am - 12.30pm VGM Leggate theatre All academic, research and professional staff Hear directly from Innovate UK Regional Manager Dr Rick Holland about the Government’s Industrial Strategy and associated funding opportunities. Register
    Getting Ready to do Business 12pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Halsall Room Early career researchers If you want to engage with external customers but are worried that you might not be well prepared then this workshop is for you. Register
    Working with data from third parties, a ‘win win’ situation or complicated but worthwhile? 1pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Room All academic and research staff Hear about colleagues’ experiences in using and sharing third party data and their research. Register
    Tours of Materials Innovation Factory (MIF): Accelerate your discoveries 2pm - 4pm Materials Innovation Factory Academic, research and professional staff Come along for a tour of the facilities at the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF). Register
  • Tuesday 12 June

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    Support for Impact: Top Things to Know 10am - 12pm Foresight Centre Thornton Room Academic, research and professional staff A series of seminars highlighting the support available within the University to help you achieve impact. Register
    Working with the Media: How academics can work with the media and what they can get out of it 12pm - 2pm Foresight Centre Thornton Room All academic and research staff Andrew Naughtie, International Editor at The Conversation explains the risks and rewards of using the media to reach people beyond academia. Register
    How to Market Yourself and Develop Connections Online 12.30pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Room Early career researchers This session explores the world of social media for forming connections between researchers. Register
    Getting Attention: Elevator Pitching 12.30pm - 1.30pm Foresight Centre Halsall Room Early career researchers Learn the principles of effectively presenting yourself to start conversations. Register
    What impact will your research have? 2.30pm - 4.30pm Foresight Centre Thornton Room PhD students and Postdoctoral Researchers Defining what research impact means, and in particular what it might mean in the context of PhD research. Register
    Influencing with Integrity 2pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Halsall Room Early career researchers  Learn how to use a systematic step-by-step approach to preparing a case to influence. Register
  • Wednesday 13 June

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    Knowledge Exchange Concordat for Universities:  A model for approach, self-reflection and improvement 10am -11.30am Foresight Centre Gallery Academic, research and professional staff Universities have enormous impact on society and their communities.  The Knowledge Exchange Framework is being developed to help demonstrate the extent of this impact. A seminar with Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University. Register
    Negotiate Your Way to Success 12pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Halsall Room Early career researchers This workshop will help you to practice your negotiation skills in a fun and challenging environment, making mistakes and learning from them as you go along. Register
    Entrepreneurial thinking for researchers: start-ups, innovation and impact 1pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Early career researchers This workshop will provide researchers with an overview of entrepreneurship and will introduce them to the fundamentals of starting a business. Register
    Impact and Bid Writing 2pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Thornton Room Academic, research and professional staff Advice from researchers and professional services staff on how to plan for impact within the bid writing stage of a research grant. Hosted by Professor Dinah Birch CBE, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement. Register
    Tours of Sensor City: A technical innovation centre and University Enterprise Zone 2pm - 4pm Sensor City Academic, research and professional staff Come along for a tour of Sensor City! You will be shown around by colleagues who will provide technical insight into the facilities.  Register
  • Thursday 14 June

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    The Impact Roads Lead to Success 10am - 11.30am Foresight Centre Chandler Room Academic, research and professional staff This session is aimed at post-docs, early career researchers and academics who want to know more about the relevance of impact to the University and how this may affect them. Register
    Consultancy: Facilitate the Impact of Your Research 12pm - 2pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Room Academic and research staff An overview of available support and the benefits of engaging in consultancy. Academic staff showcase projects where they've worked with external organisations to apply their expertise. Register
    Public Engagement and Research Impact 12pm - 2pm Foresight Centre Chandler Room Early career researchers Public engagement with describes how the public can be involved research. But how do you plan for delivering impacts from research through public engagement? Register
    Intellectual Property Crash Course 12pm - 2pm Foresight Centre F20 Room Early career researchers This workshop will dispel many myths about intellectual property and will help you to identify, protect and disseminate your work to benefit a wide range of audiences. Register
    Organising and Leading Impact 12pm - 2pm Foresight Centre Waterhouse Room Impact REF leads A closed-event designed for Impact REF leads, and professional services staff whose core role is to support Impact.  
    How to Commercialise IP at Liverpool 2pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Room

    Early career researchers

    Are you a researcher? Are you working in an exciting area, developing something new which could benefit patients, industry, the environment or society? Would you like to know how to protect your invention/ IP and develop it into a product or business? Register
    Recording and Tracking Activity with Elements 2pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Waterhouse Room Academic and research staff If you could like to find out more about how to use Liverpool Elements in relation to your impact - whether as a new user, or someone who has existing impact records on Liverpool Elements - please book onto this session. Register
    Making an Impact in the Developing World 2pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Gallery Academic, research and professional staff This session will look at developing proposals addressing global challenges of funding schemes such as the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund. Register
    Developing your resilience 2pm - 5pm Foresight Centre Chandler Room Early career researchers Skills and techniques to encourage long term attitude and behavioural change. Register
    Peer review: what actually happens? 3pm - 4pm Foresight Centre Laura Jones Room Early career researchers This session will examine the peer review of outputs in preparation for REF 2021. It will consider the process involved and its value, both to the individual being reviewed and the department which will return their work. Register
  • Friday 15 June

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    Liverpool at 2030: What it should look like and how we should get there 10am - 11.30am Foresight Centre Gallery Academic, research and professional staff Seminar with Professor Mark Boyle, Director of the Heseltine Institute, and Mark Basnett, Managing Director of Liverpool City Region LEP. Register
    Research Staff Association Session: Building career impact and networking 12.30pm - 2pm Foresight Centre Gallery All research staff Come to this session to get a hands-on experience in networking, starting interdisciplinary collaborations and help shape up the future of your research staff association. Register
    Closing Showcase: Accelerating Impact – An IAA Showcase 2pm - 3pm Foresight Centre Gallery Academic, research and professional staff The workshop will bring to a ‘close’ the Making an Impact Week with various prizes being awarded by Prof Anthony Hollander, PVC R&I, to research staff who have participated in the Week’s activities.  Register