Impact training for PhD students at the University of Nottingham




University of Nottingham

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Delivery of impact training to BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD students to help them understand what impact is and why it’s important.

Notts DTP Impact Training

Research Consulting was commissioned by the University of Nottingham to deliver training on research impact to the third-year Bioscience PhD students on their BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme.

Our Senior Consultant, Chris Mellor, carried out a half-day workshop for students on (i) what impact is and why it is important, (ii) how to articulate and evidence impact and (iii) different pathways to successful impact. The workshop was carried out in-person at the University of Nottingham and a variety of tools and techniques were used including presentations, the use of interactive polls and an impact planning task to enable the PhD students to think about how their own research could have an impact.

This training session was first carried out in 2023 and subsequently repeated in 2024 for a new cohort of students.

Chris provided an engaging and interesting workshop, which completely met the brief we discussed. She created useful slides and materials that were of very good quality. I hope that we will be able to work with Research Consulting again.Michelle Hudson-Shore, Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science