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Impact and research partnerships: E@M lunchtime session, 7 Feb 2018, 13.00 drop-in

We are delighted to announce that the next Engagement@Manchester lunchtime share session will take place on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Drop-in and listen to colleagues who share their experiences of impact and research partnerships. Join a discussion on the current context on public engagement and REF2021 and discover what expertise and support is available to build research partnerships.

TITLE: Impact and research partnerships

WHEN: 7 February, 13.00-14.30

WHERE: Room 3-210, University Place


  • Dr Sarah Marie Hall (School of Social Sciences) – Everyday Austerity project (winner of the inaugural Jo Cox Prize for Public Service and Active Citizenship)
  • Dr Emmanuel Pinteaux (Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology) – Stroke, Self and Brain workshops in partnership with The Stroke Association

Followed by discussion and information concerning:

  • Current context around impact and public engagement – UOM and REF2021
  • Internal expertise and support to build research partnerships.

All welcome!

Judith Gracey & Rachel Kenyon, Research & Business Engagement Support Services

NCCPE: Engage 2013 – Partnerships that count

Wednesday, 27 – Thursday 28 November 2013, Bristol

To realise the promise of the impact agenda, and to develop genuine mutual benefit from their engagement, universities are increasingly confronting challenges in partnership working.

Engage 2013 will explore:

  • What demand is there from non-HE organisations to engage with universities, and what are their needs and expectations?
  • To what extent are universities ready to rethink their models of engagement, in order to stimulate social innovation and develop partnerships that count?
  • As boundaries become increasingly blurred between businesses, social enterprises and charities, what is the unique contribution that universities can make to social change?

This conference will explore the many ways universities and their partners choose to engage together, and the agendas these partnerships serve. It will provide an opportunity for open dialogue between the HE community, policy makers and funders, and the organisations working with them.

We are delighted that Chad Gaffield, President of SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada) will be joining us as a keynote speaker.

Expressions of Interest for workshops

We are now looking for workshops for this event. If you are interested in running one, please complete the application form and return to lisa.adlington@uwe.ac.uk by 30 July 2013. Applications of interest forms can be found here