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Upcoming Events

Evidencing Impact Workshop

Tuesday 27 February, 10am-12pm, online. 

Delivered by Mark Reed (Fast Track Impact), this workshop will teach you how to use a range of impact monitoring and evaluation tools to evidence the impact of your research.

Key benefits:

  • Learn about simple entry-level tools to identify and track impact indicators and more advanced methods to demonstrate cause-and-effect relationships between research and impact
  • Learn how to collect evidence-based testimonials
  • Be inspired with examples of mixed-methods evaluations of research impact, and methods from the arts and humanities that can enable you to creatively assess impacts that would otherwise be hard to articulate or capture
  • Think about ways you can make tracking your impact quick and easy
  • Find out what evidence was needed to demonstrate the highest levels of significance and reach in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Discuss impacts that are difficult to evidence, included a worked example of a policy impact evaluation
  • Have a choice of designing your own impact evaluation in a small group or staying with Prof Reed for a “how would you prove that?” discussion of impact claims that are difficult to evidence

This session is for Royal Holloway academics in social science departments only. 

Register Here.


Social Science Impact Network Lunch

17 April 12-13:30pm, Event Space (004Z, Emily Wilding Davison)

Our quarterly impact network lunches take place on campus for social scientists to connect with colleagues, hear presentations about successful impact stories and learn more about the SSIA. 

Colleagues from other disciplines are also encouraged to join if they are looking to collaborate on projects that would benefit from social science expertise.

In April, we will be joined by a guest speaker to talk about how to best use LinkedIn to raise your profile and build external relationships. 

Register Here.


Impact Mentoring

Are you interested in volunteering to be an impact mentor for another social scientist at Royal Holloway? Or, would you like to sign up to be a mentee to learn from a colleague and develop your skills and confidence to do impact? 

Register below and we will do our best to match you with a colleague based on skills and experience.

There is no time commitment, but we recommend termly meetings to make the best of the relationship. 

Register your Interest Here.


Impact Integrators Online Course

Impact Integrators is an online self-guided training programme that combines videos and live tutorials. This course will increase your understanding of the potential impact of your own research and introduce you to small changes to how you think about and approach your research planning and will help you create the foundations for future impact. 

The course is run in cohorts of 30 participants. The next will be running in March 2024. If you would like to join the waiting list please email

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