Impact through Engagement


About the course

Discover how to create engagement that leads to long lasting and meaningful impact. Through this interactive online workshop you will explore the research impact landscape discovering how to create changes and benefits beyond the academic. From planning engagement projects to working with communities this session will show you how to create high quality projects tailored to your subject and skills.

Whether you are new to engagement or looking to get new perspectives on what you can do to improve this workshop is packed with tips, tricks and strategies for making the most of your engagement. 

Who is it for and is there a course fee? 

This course is free and open to all researchers of at least post-doctoral level and above; you do not need to be Royal-Society-funded to join. 

What will you learn?

After this course you will know how to:

  • Prepare high-quality engagement plans and activities
  • Recognise the benefits of external engagement and how to achieve them
  • Feel comfortable and confident with public engagement
  • Understand the use of evaluation for reporting and monitoring

Who is the tutor?

This online course is delivered by Dr Jamie Gallagher - Jamie is an award-winning communicator and engagement professional with ten years’ experience in the delivery and evaluation of quality engagement projects. Working across dozens of institutions and subject areas he has helped improve the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every discipline. 


"Great course, great presenter. I've attended some other presentation courses, so was afraid that it would be very standard advice, but Jamie really made me think about presenting in new ways." - University of Manchester postgraduate student

"Jamie is one of the first external facilitators I reach out to for public engagement work as he has a good understanding of engaged research, is able to motivate researchers and make the area relevant to them, is well organised, approachable and flexible in his approach. I have received excellent feedback from researcher participants and have sat in on some of the training Jamie has delivered which was of a high standard." - Coordinator, Edinburgh Napier University 

"I felt included in the development of the training as Jamie listened to our requirements for the training and suggested options for various structures and contents that might work for the group. On the day, Jamie’s passion for evaluation definitely came across and there was a great mixture of listening to theories and hands-on activities." - Babraham Institute

Upcoming dates

This course will be held online on Thursday 14 March 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm - you can register here. The meeting link will be sent out to registered attendees closer to the time.

You can get in touch with us if you have any questions.