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Writing for the REF workshop


These are half-day workshops which will be delivered by an external impact consultant and a R&IS Research Impact Manager. They will be provided for between 15-20 participants per workshop. The purpose is to support impact case study leads in the early stages of their case study writing. The approach will equip participants with an evidence-based knowledge of the characteristics that define excellent impact case studies, illustrated with examples from the consultant's extensive experience of preparing REF impact case studies.

The workshops will incorporate dedicated time to begin writing elements of the case studies in a supportive environment. The workshops will include:

  • An introduction to case studies
  • Good practice examples
  • Reviewing examples from 2014
  • Working on your own case
Who should attend?

REF2021 Impact Case study Leads and teams

Workshop objectives

Attendees will learn to:

  • Articulate the non-academic impact of research
  • Link impact to the underpinning research
  • Understand the benefits of creating a narrative framework
  • Recognise 'good' evidence and how to incorporate effectively within the case study
  • Convincingly convey reach and significance
Workshop dates:

Wednesday 26 June, Millburn House

Thursday 27 June, Wolfson

Wednesday 3 July, Wolfson


Start -10.45am

Finish - 3.00pm

Refreshments and lunch available

Any questions?

Workshop content:

Katie Klaassen

R&IS. Ext:24520

Workshop arrangements:

Nicola Jayaram

Learning and Development Centre