BRIGHT CLUB – ‘The thinking persons comedy night’

DONT FORGET YOU COULD BE A PART OF THIS……….

Fancy engaging new and exciting audiences? Want to polish your performance and presentation skills?

Get your research out in the open through the medium of stand up at Bright club – the thinking person’s comedy night.

After three years of successful shows, Bright Club Newcastle returns to The Stand on the 18th of November at 8.00pm, and organisers are offering the opportunity for academics/researchers from the north east to perform. Each event is compèred by a professional comedian, with academics and researchers taking to the mic to talk about their subject in a light-hearted and entertaining way.

Training is given to help tailor your material to a comedy audience. This training will take place on the 4th of November, 12.00-3.00pm at The Centre for Life and will be run by a professional comedian and science communicator (and previous Bright Club act) Elin Roberts. If you decide to brave the stage and perform there will be further opportunities to rehearse and fine tune your set.

If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing the impact of your research in this incredible and unusual way, please contact Duncan Yellowlees duncan.yellowlees@life.org.uk and cc kerri.jude@northumbria.ac.uk.

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How research into different types of evidence create impact…

and is used to develop and improve key services.

Dr Sarah Morton of the University of Edinburgh who did her PhD on how research impact occurs and how it can be assessed looks at the range of ways that research can be used through different mechanisms to make a difference and suggests key ways for improving research use. The article can be read here.

 

 

 

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Bright Club – The Thinking Persons Comedy Night

Fancy engaging new and exciting audiences? Want to polish your performance and presentation skills?

Get your research out in the open through the medium of stand up at Bright club – the thinking person’s comedy night.

After three years of successful shows, Bright Club Newcastle returns to The Stand on the 18th of November at 8.00pm, and organisers are offering the opportunity for academics/researchers from the north east to perform. Each event is compèred by a professional comedian, with academics and researchers taking to the mic to talk about their subject in a light-hearted and entertaining way.

Training is given to help tailor your material to a comedy audience. This training will take place on the 4th of November, 12.00-3.00pm at The Centre for Life and will be run by a professional comedian and science communicator (and previous Bright Club act) Elin Roberts. If you decide to brave the stage and perform there will be further opportunities to rehearse and fine tune your set.

If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing the impact of your research in this incredible and unusual way, please contact Duncan Yellowlees duncan.yellowlees@life.org.uk and cc kerri.jude@northumbria.ac.uk.

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Top tips for impact

As part of its growing impact toolkit, the ESRC has published some top tips for impact. These are definitely worth a read if you are thinking about how to embed impact and extend the reach of your research through international projects. The tips were written by Northumbria’s very own Professor Irene Hardill. The webpage also gives a link to her presentation on ‘Achieving Impact – Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020’ which is very useful for those thinking about applying to Horizon 2020. You can also contact Lucy Jowett, the Research Impact Manager if you have any impact-related queries.

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Northumbria training opportunity: Introduction to research impact

On 16 October 12 -13.00 I will be running a session for Northumbria staff introducing research impact. It will give an overview of what is meant by research impact and why researchers are interested in achieving impact beyond academia. It will encourage researchers to actively think about how they will achieve excellence with impact and to explore the pathways for realising it. Participants will also gain an understanding of the sources of further information and support available for embedding impact as part of their research process and outcomes. For an information packed hour, do come along!

For more information visit the People Development pages on the Northumbria intranet: https://intranet.northumbria.ac.uk/facultiesandservices/hri/peopledevelopment/researchdevelopment/IntroResImpact/

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015

The  ESRC 2015 Impact Prize is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the outstanding economic and social impacts achieved by ESRC-funded researchers over the last 50 years.

So if your research has made a difference – this competition is for you!

ESRC are also looking for an Impact Champion – £90,000 of prizes to be won.

Closing date  for both opportunities: 20 November 2014

Click here for further information.

Any impact queries should be directed to lucy.jowett@northumbria.ac.uk or call extension 7421.

 

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Analysis of REF Impact Case Studies

The Policy Institute at King’s College London and Digital Science will be analysing the case studies submitted to the REF to illustrate the impact of research beyond academia. The analysis has been commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and its partners in the REF exercise. The work aims to maximise the value of the 6,975 case studies as a separate resource, analysing them and identifying what they can show about the wider impact of the research conducted by UK universities. The case studies will be made freely available for analysis in a database to be hosted on the HEFCE website. The outputs will be a well-curated, readily searchable database of the case studies, an overview report describing the strength of UK science, and a view on how the case study approach works in assessing and auditing impact.

The exercise will not affect the quality-related block funding awarded to institutions by the government, as the case studies have already been incorporated into that process.

See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/ref-2014/2014/9/King-s-to-lead-assessment-of-REF-impact-case-studies-.html#sthash.KcxzAkPY.dpuf

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