Is this the first time you have been involved in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF)? Have you been asked to write an impact case study? If so, where do you start?

In this short video podcast, I explain where to get hold of key information. Many researchers seem to be unaware of this information although it is provided by the funding bodies. Do have a look at the sections related to impact. This includes the impact case study template (with its embedded guidance). Also the table listing areas and types of impact as well as indicators of reach and significance.



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Jenny Ames had a 35 year career both as an academic and a senior university manager before establishing Jenny Ames Consulting Ltd in 2017. She has led on all aspects of research at faculty and university level. She was also founding Research Impact Lead for University Alliance.

Jenny is available to give talks, run workshops, lead brainstorming sessions and provide mentoring and coaching. She works with clients face-to-face and using virtual environments.

Jenny can advise on all aspects of REF 2021 preparations, and strategy development and implementation regarding research and cross-organisation partnerships. She also coaches researchers on a 1-2-1 basis or by group coaching. In addition she facilitates workshops for researcher development. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University and is a Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC).


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