Making an Impact: Rich bank of resources for research impact

To complement the University’s Making an Impact Series, a rich and high quality bank of resources has been designed. These include TED talks, blogs, podcasts, toolkits, checklists, as well as recordings of many of the sessions that have been part of the series. All resources are themed by key research-impact objectives.

The content continues to be regularly updated, including all recorded sessions from the ongoing Making an Impact 2021 programme. The pages form a permanent, open-access resource, available for participants to access at a time and place and suits them.

The resource bank is a great opportunity to revisit over 40 sessions that include keynotes on topics from social impact to global collaboration, as well as advice from Liverpool PhD Alumni on opportunities outside of academia and workshops on presenting skills and positive leadership.

Making an Impact Podcast Specials

The Making an Impact podcast specials are a great opportunity to hear from expert speakers and are hosted as part of the Academy’s Developing Practice podcast series. Podcasts from the 2021 Series are below:

Additional podcasts from 2020, on topics including Reimaging Research Culture; Researcher Wellbeing; and Sustainable Development are available at:

Don’t miss out –  Making an Impact 2021 sessions still open for registration

Details of all sessions are available in the final week of this year’s series is available to view online.

Final Keynote of the 2021 Series

Dr Karen Salt (Deputy Director of Research Culture & Environment at UKRI) will speak about The Collective Knowledge Economy: Leading, Building and Co-constructing a Revitalised R&D System on Tuesday 8th June 10:00-11:00am. Register at:

Other notable sessions, by theme, include:

Develop the reach of your research activity, interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration

Thursday 10th June 9:30-10:30am Making a civic impact in innovation, culture and the economy

In this panel debate with Prof Dinah Birch (Pro Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement), James Coe (Senior Policy Advisor), Prof Fiona Beveridge (Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences) and Sonja Vujovic (Head of Consultancy & Industrial Strategy Projects), will discuss the civic impact the University is making in the economy, innovation and culture in Liverpool.

For those looking to use their research experience outside academia

Thursday 10th June 11:30-12:30pm Where can my research take me?

Hear from an University of Liverpool alumnus, Dr Julie Torode (Director of Special Projects for Union for International Cancer Control), on her own career path and how a change can make a world of difference.

For those looking to boost their academic research impact and knowledge exchange potential

Wednesday 9th June 9:30-12:30pm Entrepreneurial thinking for researchers: startups, innovation & impact

This workshop will provide researchers with an overview of entrepreneurship and will introduce them to the fundamentals of starting a business.

Capture and share information and evidence relating to research impact

Wednesday 9th June 1:30 – 4:30pm Your online professional profile & networking

This workshop is ideal for researchers who are looking to engage with people beyond the bench or the office, to set up collaborations, engage with industry and enhance their career prospects.

Ways to find out more

Follow @LivResearcher and @LivUniAcademy  on Twitter for daily updates on Making an Impact sessions and further information about researcher development opportunities.