Research Impact Training Programme

Developing Succesful Relationships with Partners

IAA (Impact Acceleration Account – EPSRC) invites you to ‘Developing Successful Relationships with Partners’ Session onThursday 19th November Room 273 Grove Building Extension – First Floor between 9.00 am – 12.00pm

Want to learn how to better engage with partners/ industry/ government? How to make first contact and follow up on a contact?

Come along and learn the basics in how to approach others with your research. Learn how to behave, dress and the language to use. How to impress in a short space of time, and get your research ideas communicated effectively.

The session will cover:

 You have identified a potential partner to contact. What do you do in preparation?

  • How do you prepare an ‘elevator pitch’?
  • What makes effective communication?
  • Generic overview of do’s and don’ts of networking and engagement
  • First contact—follow on contact

The session will be delivered by Chris James from Ciotek Ltd

About Chris:

Chris James

Chris is the founder director of CIOTEK Limited, after having been in consultancy for more than 15 years and as marketing director and managing director of two IT software companies. After selling these companies Chris focused on supporting businesses in their development, supporting organisations as diverse as SME’s in Wales, BSI in the Middle East and a major ICT service provider in Egypt. Chris has developed and delivered training programmes in 5 UK universities.



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If you have any questions, please contact Berna Jones, 01792 295977

IAA is an EPSRC funded project managed by REIS.  

Impact Sessions with Hugh Kearns

We are pleased to announce that Hugh Kearns will be back by popular demand this year and will be visiting Swansea University to deliver 2 workshops as part of his world tour on Monday 15th February. These courses are organised by the Impact Acceleration Account (EPSRC) and Development and Training Services @APECS.

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The workshops are:
The Balanced Researcher
So you're a researcher. Chances are then that you are pretty busy. Firstly there's your research. Writing proposals. Getting ethics approval. Dealing with the paperwork. Meetings. Applying for grants. Getting grants and then managing the money and the people. Writing reports. And that's all before you even get to the actual research. Then there's papers to write, rejection letters to deal with and conferences to attend.
And for most people research is just one of the things you do. You might teach or tutor, run demonstrations, or manage a unit or even have another completely different job.
And that's just work. No matter how much you enjoy your research it's a fair bet that there are other parts to your life too. For example you probably have a family or friends, you may have social commitments and you may even have some personal interests.

This workshop will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands on their time.
Target Group: Research Staff and Research Students
WHEN Monday 15th February, 9.30 – 12.30
WHERE Grove Building room 248
WHO Hugh Kearns
CODE 299

Communicating the Impact of your Research
A lot of hard work and time goes into conducting research. And then more time and work goes into publishing the results. And yet sadly many papers are never read and many findings are never translated into practice. So how do you communicate effectively about your research and its impact? This is important to fulfil funding obligations, to create further funding and collaboration opportunities, to encourage the application of your findings and for your own career.
In this workshop you will learn strategies for:
• Developing a communication strategy
• Pitching your message to the your audience
• How to make it accessible without dumbing down
• Dealing with media
• Using new media
• Developing your one minute pitch
• Dealing with the discomfort of it all

Target Group: Research Staff and Research Students
WHEN Monday 15th February, 13.30 – 16.30
WHERE Grove Building room 248
WHO Hugh Kearns
CODE 298

These courses are an excellent opportunity for all researchers at Swansea University and are not to be missed. Book now!

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