Postgraduate Researchers: Making an Impact 2024 starts today

Making an Impact, the University’s award-winning series of research impact and knowledge exchange development events has started.

Making an Impact 2024 runs for the next 5 weeks, until 14th June, with more than 50 sessions and activities tailored specifically for postgraduate researchers (PGRs). What will you discover to meet your research and career needs?

View the PGR collection of sessions here:

There’s so much else to engage with during Making an Impact 2024 too! The Virtual Delegate Pack has resources galore, with three new podcast episodes, 16 blogs, the Pocket Booklet of Top Tips, an inspirational playlist, and more.

You can also put lessons learned from our multiple sessions on collaboration, partnerships and networking into immediate practice by connecting with other participants and facilitators with our community delegate database and sharing insights on the Researcher Development Activities Teams Channel.

Each week, there’s a chance to win one of our incredible prizes in the Making an Impact Sprints by sharing your experiences on social media and tagging @LivResearcher and the hashtag #UniLivImpact24.


Don’t miss our three Keynote discussions to discover the importance of partnerships for the University’s success and your research future from sector-leading experts:

Discover Liverpool

Did you know that Making an Impact 2024 provides the perfect opportunity to discover more about the University around you? Discover the buildings, collections and research on one of our amazing tours!

Upcoming highlights from the first 2 weeks of Making an Impact 2024:

Week 1

Tuesday, 14th May

Wednesday 15th May

Thursday 16th May

Friday 17th May

Week 2

Monday, 20th May

Tuesday, 21st May

Wednesday, 22nd May

Thursday, 23rd May

Other Researcher Development events:

3 Minute Thesis Competition Final – 19 June 2024, 11:00-14:30

Support the PGR community and discover some of the most exciting research happening at the University of Liverpool by attending the 3 Minute Thesis University of Liverpool Final. Join the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Professor Tim Jones, to watch and vote on the finalists. During the event you’ll also be able to take part in a Q&A workshop and enjoy lunch with the panoramic views from the Spine.

Book your place for the 3MT Final here:

The Academy’s Researcher Development and Culture Team is committed to offering support for all researchers, academics, research-enabling staff and postgraduate researchers at all career levels, providing opportunities and developing initiatives that meet their career aspirations. Colleagues are encouraged to regularly access the Researcher Hub for a range of on-demand development opportunities to support professional practice, supplementing the live upcoming researcher development activities.