Sussex Impact Day returns to celebrate the positive effects of University research. This year’s event takes place on Tuesday 14 June 2016 and is now open for booking.
Sussex Impact Day is a whole-day event for all researchers, from senior professors to doctoral students, and research support staff, at the University of Sussex. It includes panel debates, workshops, practical sessions, seminars and individual surgeries.
Following the success of last year’s event the 2016 day will be bigger and more varied than before, and will include in-depth sessions relevant to every discipline and type of impact at Sussex. Whether you are new to impact or have long experience, the Sussex Impact Day will help you to share insights and access tools to enhance the effects of your research.
The day will begin with a panel debate exploring the value of impact within but also beyond the Research Excellence Framework (REF), chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing, and with a distinguished panel including:
- Alice Frost (Head of Knowledge Exchange, Subjects and Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England)
- Vanessa Cuthill (Deputy Director for Evidence, Impact and Strategic Partnerships, Economic & Social Research Council)
- David Phipps (Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services, York University, Toronto, Canada)
- Paul Manners (Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement)
A variety of sessions will follow, with four themes running across the day covering impact in the REF; techniques for impact; domains of impact; and impact for doctoral and early career researchers and anyone new to impact.