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Research Impact: Making a Difference CANCELLED


The term "impact" is becoming increasingly prominent in research communities. But what do we actually mean by ‘impact’, and crucially, what does it mean for you, your research and your future career?

This session will enable you to gain a clear understanding of the ‘impact agenda’ and its implications for researchers and institutions. You will have the opportunity to think about the non-academic impact potential of your own research and receive advice and guidance on how it might be realised; including the range of impact development and funding opportunities which could be available as you progress to the next stage of your career. Sessions will include:

  • Background to research impact and opportunities for impact development, Carolyn Silvester, Research Impact Manager, Research & Impact Services, University of Warwick.

  • The impact agenda and your career as a researcher, James Harrison, Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick
  • Creating impact case studies from Seb Rumsby, ESRC IAA Postdoctoral Innovation Fellowship, Politics, University of Warwick and Anthony Ruck, ESRC Doctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology & Department of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies.
  • Workshop exploring the potential impact of your research and how you can achieve it.


Who can attend?

Doctoral students in a Social Sciences discipline and those taking a Masters in Social Science Research. We welcome Warwick students and any ESRC funded students from across the Midlands consortium.

Workshop organisation

The workshop will take place in the Wolfson Research Exchange, rooms 1 & 2, Library 3rd Floor, Library Road, University of Warwick. Further details on location can be found on the campus map. We advise that attendees travel to the event by public transport. Car parks fill up very quickly in term time and so we would advise that if you are arriving by car you aim to arrive on to campus before 9am for the best chance of securing a parking space. The nearest car parks to our venue are car parks 7 and 8.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for non-Warwick students. Please declare on the booking form if you would like to receive one.

Refreshments upon arrival and a buffet lunch will be provided. Please use the booking form to make us aware of any dietary requirements.

Booking your place

Please use the booking form to request your place on this workshop. Completion of the form does not guarantee a place on the workshop, as spaces are limited to 30 attendees. Those who have secured a place will be notified with an email confirmation from the Warwick ESRC DTP.


Laura King, ESRC DTC/DTP Training Coordinator, ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership,Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick

024 7652 4504

Date: 16 March 2020

new date TBC

Time: 9.30 - 14.00

Venue: The Wolfson Research Exchange, Library 3rd Floor, Library Road, University of Warwick

Booking Form