#UniLivImpact22 Competitions and Awards

Recognition of engagement and further value to the Making an Impact 2022 programme of events will include Twitter competitions, Gif awards, and a motivational playlist.

Making an Impact 2022 Twitter Competition

During Making an Impact 2022, 9 May - 10 June, we invite you to tweet a thought on how a session inspired your development (text or video testimonial welcomed) or a gif representing your engagement with any of the events during the programme. Specific questions regarding the topics covered that week will also be asked via Twitter and discussed in an informal chat at the end of each week. Your input and thoughts will be welcomed. One winner will be selected each week and receive a prize.

How to enter

Tweet a thought (text or video) on how a session during Making an Impact 2022 has inspired your development or a gif that represents your engagement with any of the sessions. Use the hashtag #UniLivImpact22

Follow and tag @LivResearcher in your tweet.


  • Multiple entries are accepted but please refrain from using multiple accounts
  • Duplicate posts, or near duplicate, will not be included in the prize draw
  • Graphic and adult content and copyright infringement is a violation of Twitter Rules and will be reported/removed according to the Terms of Service
  • Disclaimer: Whilst many scholars appreciate having their name, photograph and associated work shared via social media, others would prefer their work to not be shared. Presenters have been requested to state clearly at the beginning of their presentations whether or not they give consent for sharing their content via social media. Therefore, as a participant, you are specifically requested to respect the presenters’ preferences and only share content if permission has been given to do so.
  • One winner will be chosen at random using Tweetdraw after the close of each week (9 May - 27 May and 6 June - 10 June) during Making an Impact 2022, and notified by email
  • Entries close 5pm Friday 10 June 2022.

Good luck!

Twitter Gif Awards - Bronze, Silver, Platinum and Diamond

Gifs have been designed to recognise and value individuals who engaged with #UniLivImpact22 on Twitter between 9 May and 10 June and to those individuals that fully engage with a number of different sessions. Any tweets may be used to help publicise future Making an Impact events. Don’t forget that you must tag @LivResearcher in your tweets.

Criteria for the Gif awards

  • Bronze: Tell us what session(s) you’ve registered for
  • Silver: Tell us what session(s) you’ve registered for and what you hope to learn from each of them. Or respond to a question asked in Twitter via @LivResearcher regarding topics of that day/week
  • Gold: Tell us what session(s) you’ve attended and share a tip about what you have learnt or an action that you will take as a result of your participation
  • Diamond: Tell us what session(s) you’ve attended and record a share a video testimonial about the impact on your practice

Making an Impact playlist

The playlist especially created for Making an Impact has returned again this year updated with more inspiring and motivational songs. Let us know which is your favourite track included or provide suggestions via twitter @LivResearcher

Access the Making an Impact 2022 playlist.       

Certificates of Participation

For each session you register and attend you can request a certificate of participation that you can upload to your portfolios of activity on TULIP so that you can have a record of all the development activities you have engaged with.

The University has an updated Statement of Expectations for Principal Investigators (PIs) and Research Staff which ensures a minimum of 10 days pro rata, per year, for researchers to engage with professional development opportunities.

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