Showcase the impact of your research

The Making an Impact postgraduate research conference in June is inviting all PGR students to present on the impact of their work.

The free, one-day conference will bring together postgraduate students from across all faculties in order to explore and articulate the impact of their research and how it relates to the concept of 'cultural value'. Students will be able to connect with postgraduate research students from a large range of disciplines, and to think about how explicitly engaging with 'impact' can benefit their future careers in both academia and industry.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • present your research to a receptive and friendly audience, thereby developing skills in public speaking and communicating academic work
  • engage in discussions with peers from a wide variety of different disciplines, developing your networks across the University
  • learn about cultural value in relation to academic research from an expert in the field – our keynote speaker Professor John Holden
  • consider the policy and impact implications of your research, in particular to ‘look up’ and see the ‘big picture’ in terms of academic work and the cultural context in which it is situated
  • participate in an ‘impact workshop’ facilitated by the Staff and Department Development Unit (SDDU)
  • benefit your future career by becoming more aware of the imperative of considering the impact of your academic work in applications to employers and follow-on funding applications

All postgraduate students can apply to present for 3-5 minutes on the potential impact and cultural value of your research.

How to apply

Send by email no later than Friday 15 April to:

Please include:

  • an outline of no more than 100 words describing the impact and/or cultural value of your research
  • a brief biography of no more than 50 words
Registration for attendance will be open until 31 May 2016.  Places are limited so please secure your place by emailing with your name, school and any dietary requirements.

Further information can be found on the Conference website.

This conference is supported by the Leeds for Life Foundation and University of Leeds Cultural Institute.

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