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Demystifying research impact

How research impact makes a difference to society, to the economy, to human understanding, and the state of our world.

The aim of Week 1 is to gain a broad understanding of what is meant by research impact in the Higher Education sector and why it is important for both wider society and the economy.

This session will be led by our guest educator Rose-Marie Barbeau, who is the Research Impact Manager at the University of Glasgow. Rose-Marie’s remit is wide-ranging: she works with researchers and academic support staff from all disciplines across our four colleges (Arts; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Social Sciences).

Key messages

• A need exists to highlight what academia has to offer for society at large, both as individuals and institutions

• Research impact should not be viewed as a separate agenda – it coexists with traditional academic activities such as research and teaching

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