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Research Active Staff (RAS): Academic Writing - Writing for Impact


This session will provide an overview of how impact is defined and how to apply it in your research. Often this is about identifying and learning to communicate impacts a project already demonstrates. The session will include a discussion forum with Impact Officers, to learn how impact metrics are developing. For Early Career Researchers, the session will also discuss how impact affects your career development.

Who should attend?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts). In particular, the session will benefit Early Career Researchers (ECRs) looking to expand their understanding of impact and its effects on their career progression.

LDC do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.

Workshop enables Research Active Staff (RAS) to:

  • To explore ways of defining impact goals and establishing suitable evaluative measures
  • To create a discussion forum with Impact Officers
  • To equip Early Career Researchers with better understanding of how to engage productively with impact to benefit their career development
  • To explore effective ways of communicating the value of research

Feedback and quotes from previous 'Writing for Impact' workshops
Feedback from the October 2017 cohort, including responses from LDC

Led by:
Dr Rochelle Sibley, Convenor of the Writing Centre, English Department 

Further Workshops in the Academic Writing Series 2018/9:
Being a Prolific Writer
Thursday 31 January 2019, AC03 - Argent Court, 09.00 - 15.00*

Raising your Article Quality
Thursday 2 May 2019, Wolfson 3, The Research Exchange,The Library, 09.00 - 15.00*

* Delegates have the option to continue until 16.00 - giving the opportunity to either network with the other
delegates or continue working

Academic Writing Retreat 'Bootcamp'
Thursday 14 and 15 Friday March 2019
Thursday 4 and 5 Friday July 2019
Both days AC02/03 Argent Court, 09.00 - 15.00


Workshop Details

Thursday 14 February 2019

09.30 - 15.00
(Refreshments will be available from 09.00, lunch will be provided.
NB: Delegates have the option to continue until 16.00 - giving the opportunity to either network with the other delegates or continue working

AC01, Argent Court

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Argent Court
Parking is limited, early arrival is strongly recommended. Delegates attending an event at Argent Court are entitled to free parking, providing they are a University of Warwick Car Park Permit Holder. Non permit holders are required to use the pay and display system that is in operation.

Any questions?

Workshop content:
Dr Rochelle Sibley
Convenor of Writing Centre, English Department

Sandy Sparks
Organisational Development Consultant, Research Active Staff, LDC
Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper 
Administrative Assistant, LDC
Ext: 24893