June 2017

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Impact Surgery: Pathways to Impact plans

Location:
Cledwyn Room 3, Main University Building
Time:
Wednesday 21 June 2017, 13:00–14:00
Presenter:
Dr Saskia Pagella (s.l.pagella@bangor.ac.uk)

This monthly training session is the first in an annual series of Impact Surgeries, which will take place on the third Wednesday in every month. The informal training workshops will be an interactive opportunity to learn more about various aspects of the impact agenda. If you can't make this date, don't worry as the topics will be repeated throughout the year and online resources relating to each topic are also being developed.

The Pathways to Impact Plans session is aimed at all researchers who are, or are considering applying for funding from RCUK, or other funders where a pathways to impact plan equivalent is required as part of the proposal.

While RCUK's primary criterion is research excellence, they introduced Pathways to Impact to encourage you to think about what can be done to ensure your research makes a difference outside of academia. Through Pathways to Impact RCUK want to encourage you to explore, from the outset and throughout the life of your project and beyond, who could potentially benefit from your research and what you can do to help make this happen.

With increased competition for public funding, it is increasingly important to demonstrate the difference your research will make in society. A highly rated Pathways to Impact plan can make all the difference in the panel review, particularly where the decision is between two proposals rated equally for the research proposed - the one with the superior Pathways to Impact Plan will be selected.

Saskia is Bangor University's RCUK and Impact Manager, in the Research and Enterprise Office. Saskia has extensive experience of reviewing and writing pathways to impact plans, and delivering the impact activities in a range of RCUK funded projects.

If you want to attend please register here.