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EARTH - Impact Away Day 2024

Council Chamber, Main Building

Council Chamber, Main Building

    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Impact Away Day: Welcome and introductions
      Convener: Alastair Graham
      • 10:00 AM
        Welcome and purpose of day 5m
        Speaker: Alastair Graham
      • 10:05 AM
        Impact and REF2028 - what we know so far, what we are aiming to achieve 15m

        Some points:
        - the new REF definition of impact
        - intrinsic links to engagement
        - new weightings for categories
        - narrative of School impact
        - case studies will still remain

    • 10:20 AM 11:05 AM
      Impact Away Day: Impact self-reflection workshop
      • 10:20 AM
        Defining impact in geosciences 15m

        Small group disscussions:
        How do you define impactful research?
        Where do you see impact in the work of others?

        Speaker: Alastair Graham
      • 10:35 AM
        Self-reflection and discussion: How is my work impactful? 20m

        Goal: Identify why your research is relevant
        Snippets to read 'from impact to transformative research' and '10 questions to ask yourself' (Fazey et al. 2018)
        Start briefly discussing to whom your work might have relevance (we will follow up on this after coffee break)
        Introduce 3i/stakeholder analysis spreadsheet

      • 10:55 AM
        Group feedback and discussion 10m
    • 11:05 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee break 25m
    • 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Impact Away Day: Pathways to impact
      • 11:30 AM
        Creating your own pathways to impact 50m

        Part 1 - discussion and reflection in small groups
        (1) Question 1: Who is interested in my research?
        (2) Question 2: How might they influence my ability to achieve impact (indirectly)?
        (3) Question 3: Who is impacted?

        Part 2 - new tools for helping with Impact
        Introducing a stakeholder analysis proforma
        Introducing and working with the Impact Planning Template
        Introducing and working with Impact Monitoring Spreadsheet (with Andrew)

      • 12:20 PM
        Group feedback 10m

        Do you feel supported in your impact work? Is there anything that would enable you to achieve better impact?

    • 12:30 PM 1:20 PM
      Lunch 50m
    • 1:20 PM 3:00 PM
      Impact Away Day: Impact pillars
      • 1:20 PM
        Identifying School Impact Pillars and Case Studies 1h

        Part 1 - Brainstorming session:
        What are the interdisciplinary central pillars of our School's research?
        Can we map individuals, groups, centres to these?
        What themes/topics are we renowned for?

        Part 2 - Google survey to complete: Case study ideas
        - Purpose of this short survey is to canvas for existing, emergent, or long-look ideas of case studies in the School.

      • 2:20 PM
        New CDTs 30m

        Carrie and Marc will discuss changes to the NERC CDTs

        Speakers: Carrie Lear, Marc-Alban Millet
    • 3:00 PM 3:05 PM
      Closing remarks 5m