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Workshop on Impact in research, education and enterprise  Seminar

17:00 - 18:30
27 January 2016
Room 1177 Building 65 Avenue Campus SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Prof Patrick Stevenson at .

Event details

The University is strongly committed to ensuring that all of our activities – in research, education and enterprise (broadly understood) – are of benefit to the wider society outside the institution. In Humanities, there is now a committee dedicated to promoting the public impact of our work and in ML there is clearly a lot of potential in all aspects of what we do. For many of us, however, the notion of ‘impact’ is still rather vague: it may not be clear what ‘counts’ as impact or how we can generate it through our work. Since public impact will be an increasingly important feature of our working lives in the future, we are organising an open information and discussion workshop on Wednesday 27 January from 5 – 6.30 in Avenue 1177. It will be led by Steve Dorney of the University’s Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERU) but I want to emphasise that the workshop will be relevant to all ML staff. The workshop will be in two parts. The first part will aim to clarify what is meant by impact and give everyone the opportunity to ask questions about how it can be relevant to their particular areas of expertise. The second part will focus on impact in research, with particular reference to REF 2021 and to applications for research funding.

Speaker information

Dr Steve Dorney,Dr Steve Dorney is Principal Public Engagement Fellow within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Steve Dorney joined the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment in 2011 after 5 years at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research developing science communication and public engagement activities in acoustics. He has worked previously in engineering, education and the third-sector. Current activity extends to impact enhancement, student employability and outreach, as well as core support for Public Engagement with Research (PER).

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