Making an Impact 2021 Programme

A mix of external and internal speakers and facilitators engaging colleagues from across the University in thinking about research impact – how it can be conceptualised, enriched, supported and sustained.


The Making an Impact 2021 Framework helps participants to build a tailored experience during the weeks of Making an Impact 2021 based on their own research impact needs, ambitions and interests.


The opportunities offered support in building skills, knowledge and expertise, with an engaging mix of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and bootcamps.

Events by week

Download the programme

The Making an Impact Programme 2021 (PDF, 320 KB) is available for download.

Key to participants who will benefit the most from individual sessions:

PD: Post-doctoral Researchers
PGR: Postgraduate Researcher
ECR: Early Career Researchers
MCR: Mid-Career Researchers (excluding PDs and ECRs)
ATR: Academic, Teaching and Research Staff
PI: Princple Investigator
RPS: Research-related Professional Services Staff
CRS: Clinical Research Staff

This programme is for research-related staff across the University, with emphasis on postdocs and early career researchers.

Networking and Social Space

A channel on Microsoft Teams will be available for all those that attend any of the Making an Impact sessions to continue conversations, chat informally, network and make connections. 


All participants that register for any Making an Impact session will be sent an email with a link to a specific Kumospace “space”. A virtual space that has rich illustrations and interactive environments to help facilitate engagement that feels informal and close to what you would experience when sharing the same physical space.

You will be welcome to visit this space throughout Making an Impact 2021 to continue conversations and make connections particularly on Fridays 14, 21, 28 May and  11 June from 3:30-4:00pm.

If you'd like to join us, the only requirement is that you would need to sign up for a Kumospace account (it takes 30 seconds and they only ask for your name and email address). You can find information on how to use Kumospace here.

Zoom meeting guidance

Guidance for accessing online platforms can be found here. These guides will help you with accessing Zoom and to make you aware of the features available to you during sessions. Please also refer to The Academy’s code of conduct before registering and attending sessions.

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