Researcher Development


Maximise your Research Impact

28 April 2017

12.00 – 18.00
Woolf College

This exciting event will focus on how to maximise the impact of academic research. A series of innovative and interactive workshops will be hosted by external, research impact specialists alongside senior academics and experts from Kent. There will also be an opportunity to present your work at a poster exhibition that will run throughout the day. The event will end with a wine reception where the best poster will be announced and a prize of £300 awarded. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and will benefit all staff and postgraduate students involved in research and research support or administration. The day will be particularly useful to those who will be involved in a future REF impact case study or those just starting out who would like to find out what it’s all about.

A preliminary running order of the event is as follows:

  • 12.00 -13.00 Buffet, networking and poster exhibition
  • 13.00 – 13.15 Welcome from Philippe De Wilde, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • 13.15 – 14.00 Plenary: Inspirational impact case studies from across the University
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Networking break
  • 14.30 – 15.45 Workshops

-Workshop 1: ‘Impact: What is it all about?’ – with Dr Julie Bayley

-Workshop 2: ‘On the road to impact: planning your journey’ – with Professor Mark Reed

-Workshop 3: Building Blocks of Impact: networking, external organisations and public engagement

-Workshop 4: ‘Get Connected for Impact’

  • 15.45 – 17.00 Parallel sessions repeated
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Results of poster competition & drinks reception

To register for the event

Once you have registered you will be contacted to ask which session(s) you would like to attend.

The deadline to register your intention to submit a research poster along with a brief abstract is Friday, 5th May. A PDF poster should be submitted by Friday, 12th May. You will be required to bring an A1 printed poster to Woolf College on the morning of the event. To register your interest and submit an abstract email

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