The first annual BU research conference will take place on Tuesday 7 June.
This year’s theme is building impact, celebrating our REF 2021 submission and exploring practical ways to create impact and share your research.
Our keynote speaker will be Professor Simon Hettrick from the University of Southampton. He is Chair of the Hidden REF, which aims to recognise all research outputs and every role that makes research possible. He will be talking about the Hidden REF and its role in campaigning for a fairer approach to research assessment.
We’ll also have quick-fire presentations sharing some of our research impact and a panel discussion around the role of impact in research assessment.
Several practical sessions will provide tips and advice around building impact and sharing your research. These will explore working with the media and policymakers, public engagement, commercialisation of research, and how to write an impact case study.
These sessions will also be repeated online later in the week for anyone who cannot make it on the day.
The half-day conference will take place in the Fusion Building on Talbot Campus from 1pm – 5pm on Tuesday 7 June. Sessions will also be streamed online for those who can’t make it in-person. The conference is open to all BU staff and postgraduate researchers.
Light refreshments will be provided, and the conference will be followed by a drinks reception from 5pm to celebrate BU’s REF submission.
You can find out more and book your place via Eventbrite.