• Course Delivery
  • Tuition
  • Duration
    3 Weeks


Universities have always played an important role in society, helping to shape our world and build brighter futures. But for those outside of the academic community, those benefits haven't always been so obvious. However, this is changing. Researchers are now looking outside their university walls to build productive relationships across government, business, and a wide range of third-sector agencies. The term research impact describes this collaborative process, creating real-life benefits for others.

In this course, youll discover how to co-create research impact with a wide range of stakeholders. Youll also learn to communicate the benefits that impact-driven research brings to the economy and society. Ultimately, youll be able to better understand, communicate and create research impact.

The course has been designed with input from a range of experts across the business, academic, and public sectors. It aims to demystify the term research impact by providing you with a comprehensive set of tools to support impact-driven research and co-creation. We'll introduce you to the key features of the research impact process, from uncovering the wider potential of data to identifying partners and building collaborative relationships that help all parties involved.

We've also designed course activities to help you build the skills and confidence you need, and you'll have the chance to engage with other learners to share your insights and experiences along the way. By the end of this course, you should have the confidence and skills to articulate your impact vision and strategy. Impact is a constantly evolving journey for researchers. We hope you'll join us in taking the first steps towards ensuring that your work will truly make a difference.


On successful completion this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of research impact in the Higher Education context
  • Explain the benefits that impact-driven research can bring to the economy and society
  • Identify success factors for collaborating with a wide range of different stakeholders, including industry and civil society
  • Evaluate the motivating factors for engaging in the research impact agenda
  • Identify success factors for impact-driven research

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