Research Impact Destination Postcard

This postcard can be used with colleagues to clearly articulate what impact you would like to achieve. Think about what you would want to write to someone in 5-10 years time. What would you say has changed as a result of your research?

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Targeted Impacts

The template will help you to think about the intended impacts of research outside of academia. Plot out the Micro, Meso and Macro level impacts within the Economic, Cultural, Environmental and Societal categories.

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Stakeholder and Beneficiary Analysis

Identifying your stakeholders and how to to engage with them is essential in order to maximise the potential for impact. These templates will help you to map out who the most influential people are as well as how best to communicate with them.

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Download the alignment interest matrix template

Activity Mapping

Trying to write down all of the engagement activities you plan to undertake can take some time. This template will help you to think through all the possibilities and give some structure to identify your audience, the objective of each activity, the resources required and relevant deadlines.

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Research Impact Canvas

This one-page canvas will help to plan out how Research Impacts will be achieved and combine all of the information you have gathered by utilising the tools above.

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Rapid Response Impact Collection Form

This tool will provide you with a quick sheet to print off and hand out to anyone participating in your engagement activities. It will help you to capture the most essential elements needed to clearly articulate the impact that the activity has had. The document is fully editable.

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Engagement Reflective Log

Continuous improvement is always encouraged and this reflective log will support you to review your engagement activity. You will consider who attended, the benefits to those who attended, how you can prove your claims and also to identify as areas that may require attention.

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Page last updated on 09/10/2020

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