Impact skills training

The ability to generate and demonstrate impact has become a key requirement for researchers. Our tailor-made impact workshops build the relevant skills for academics at any stage in their careers.

Impact is here to stay. Key funding bodies have highlighted the need for excellent research that anticipates and delivers what users require.

As a result, a new generation of researchers wants to know how to generate impact at an early stage. Senior researchers increasingly need to develop the sophisticated skills required to inform policy and be credited for doing so. Impact champions want to cascade the message to their teams as effectively as possible. And more and more researchers are keen to become established voices in the media – particularly female researchers, who remain under-represented in this regard.

Each of our workshops has a modular structure so universities can pick exactly what they need. Modules can be tailored to the requirements of each group.

Our current workshops include:

We can also create fully bespoke workshops to meet most academic training needs, so just ask if you need something different.

Our academic training record

In the run-up to REF 2014 we delivered training for academics tasked with writing impact case studies at universities across the UK. Feedback included:

“Eminently clear and has given us all a lot to think about. Many of my colleagues have said that they really enjoyed the day and benefited from it. We are beginning to get the idea of impact embedded in our everyday thinking.” – Liz West, Director of Research, University of Greenwich

“The group from Health Sciences in particular found the session very helpful and will take a more assertive, less modest approach to describing the impact generated by their research.” – Peter Staniczenko, Head of Research Performance, University of Southampton

Why train with Bulletin?

Our thorough understanding of the impact agenda means we are well placed to deliver effective training in this area.

The workshops are tailored to meet your specific objectives. Our lead trainer, Kristine Pommert, is highly experienced and CIPD-qualified, with longstanding experience of delivering a wide range of specialist training.

Your feedback counts. Our training is subject to a rigorous process of continuous evaluation and improvement.

Get in touch with Kristine Pommert for more information on our impact training programmes.