Call for Papers
We would like to invite postgraduate students across the University to present for 3-5 minutes on the potential impact and cultural value of your research.
We are encouraging attendees to consider:
- Who the wider audience for your research might be?
- Where the potential impact may be located?
- What could be gained from engaging with the ‘cultural value’ of your research?
Research Councils UK defines impact in the following ways:
The demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to academic advances, across and within disciplines, including significant advances in understanding, methods, theory and application.
Economic and societal impacts
Economic and societal impacts embrace all the extremely diverse ways in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations by:
- fostering global economic performance, and specifically the economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom,
- increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy,
- enhancing quality of life, health and creative output.
How to submit
- an outline of no more than 100 words describing the impact and/or cultural value of your research
- a brief biography of no more than 50 words
Send by email no later than Tuesday 31 May 2016 to: ImpactConference@leeds.ac.uk
The selection of presentations will be announced by the end of May 2016
Registration for attendance will be open until 31 May 2016; limited places are available so please secure your place by emailing ImpactConference@leeds.ac.uk with your name, school and any dietary requirements.
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.