Making an Impact 2024: Sessions open to external audiences

Making an Impact is the University of Liverpool’s annual flagship programme of development opportunities for staff. Each year, various sessions are open to external audiences. See below for details of these events exploring knowledge exchange and research impact.

View the full collection of Open Sessions for Making an Impact by clicking here.

All times of live sessions indicated are BST, and therefore non-UK based colleagues are advised to double-check their local time using



Date and time (UK)

Session format

Session type

Booking link

Annual Impact Accelerator Account Showcase

Join us to discover the amazing impact made possible thorough IAA projects while networking with prospective future collaborators. 

14 May




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Keynote: Building research collaborations & delivering research impact with SumDU

Dr. Kostyantyn I. Kyrychenko, Rector’s Assistant for International Relations and Head of the International Affairs Department at Sumy State University, will share how the twinning initiative between University of Liverpool and Sumy State University has led to research collaborations and how Sumy State delivers impact in their research.

16 May




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From Liverpool to impact

AI and its impact on the workforce

Technology is at the centre of what is done at PwC, including AI. This session will explore recent AI trends and its impact on workforce and skills.

20 May




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Your research profile: How to maximise impact with metrics

Discover the power of researcher profiles, metrics, and responsible metric use to maximise your impact

22 May




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Enhancing research through reproducibility and openness

An introduction to the reproducibility crisis, open research practices and the UK reproducibility network

23 May




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Policy briefings: How to create a briefing to engage with a policy audience

This workshop will guide researchers through how to produce targeted policy briefings with potential to generate genuine impact

23 May


Online  Masterclass

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Responsible and relevant research in the Global South: What does it take? 

This session features researchers from the Global South who will discuss what is needed for meaningful partnerships and relevant research

23 May


Online  Panel + Q&A  Click here to book

Postdoc skillls: How to use them in and beyond academia

Join us in our former postdocs panel session to hear how skills gained and grown as PGRs & postdocs are used in and beyond academia

24 May


Online Panel + Q&A Click here to book

Unlocking Opportunities: Building an Effective Outreach Strategy

In this workshop, you will gain insights on crafting effective outreach strategies

24 May


Online Workshop Click here to book 

Working collaboratively to create impactful research

Join a panel discussion and hear about the research collaborations between University of Liverpool and Sumy State University (SumDU)

5 June


Online Panel + Q&A Click here to book

Keynote: Creative collaborations; developing Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

In this session, Professor Anthony Hollander, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Impact, will talk to Colin Sinclair, CEO of Sciontec / Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, about the impact that development has had on bringing opportunities for research partnerships and collaborations to this city. They will also discuss how these opportunities have led to cutting edge research and share wisdom on how researchers can take advantage of these.

6 June


Hyflex* Keynote Click here to book

Thrive Together: Reshaping Collaboration

Join this workshop in unlocking the power of collaboration and diversity in research —empowering all collaborators for thriving future!

7 June


In-person Workshop Click here to book

Keynote: International collaboration and partnerships for global impact

Professor Tariq Ali, PVC for Global Engagement will talk about international research collaboration and partnerships for global impact

13 June


Hyflex* Keynote Click here to book

From Liverpool to Impact

Career Stories

Hear from UoL graduates about their varied careers and how they have transitioned between and beyond academia

14 June


In-person Panel + Q&A Click here to book

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Hear from PGRs across all faculties explain the impact of their research in three minutes and vote for who will represent the University at the national competition!

The event will provide a number of opportunities for conversation, networking, fostering connections, celebrating and supporting the research of our PGR Community. It will also include an exciting masterclass on 'The Art of the Q&A'

19 June


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* Available to attend in person for University of Liverpool staff and PGRs, available as a livestream for external audiences.

Joining a session

Joining details will be sent 2 days and also 2 hours before the session begins to the email address you registered with.


Many resources linked to the programme can be accessed in the Making an Impact Resources area.