About the Conference
Wednesday 15th June 2016, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Maurice Keyworth Building, SR G.13
This free, one-day event will bring together postgraduate students from across all Faculties of the University in order to explore and articulate the impact of their research and how it relates to the concept of ‘cultural value’. Students will be able to connect with postgraduate research students from a large range of disciplines, and to think about how explicitly engaging with ‘impact’ can benefit their future careers in both academia and industry.
The conference will provide opportunities to:
- Present your research to a receptive and friendly audience, thereby developing skills in public speaking and communicating academic work
- Engage in discussions with peers from a wide variety of different disciplines, developing your networks across the University
- Learn about cultural value in relation to academic research from an expert in the field
- Consider the policy and impact implications of your research, in particular to ‘look up’ and see the ‘big picture’ in terms of academic work and the cultural context in which it is situated
- Participate in an ‘impact workshop’ facilitated by the Staff and Department Development Unit (SDDU)
- Benefit your future career by becoming more aware of the imperative of considering the impact of your academic work in applications to employers and follow-on funding applications
This conference supports the University’s Cultural Value research theme led by Dr Helen Graham and Professor Anna Madill. This is a University-wide theme which explores how the arts, culture and heritage are given importance and value by professionals, policy makers and the people who take part through working with a wide range of local partners from the cultural and health sectors.
Supported by the Leeds for Life Foundation and University of Leeds Cultural Institute.