Join us for Impact Fortnight 2021: Place and Research Impact, a series of online events from Monday 15 November to Friday 26 November 2021. The sessions will explore the theme of “Place” and what it means for us as a University for Public Good.
All sessions are open to all research-active staff at the University, and also to PhD students and administrative staff who support impact.
Attendance is free, but as space is limited, booking is essential.
Registration for these events is closed.
Monday 15 November, 10am-1pm
Hosted by Matthias Ruth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, and Chaired by Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagements.
In the opening session of Impact Fortnight 2021 we will explore what it means to be a University for Public Good. The University of York’s new Strategic Vision repositions the institution as a ‘University for Public Good’. We consider what this means in the context of ‘levelling up’ local and regional economies, and through the lens of York’s Civic University Agreement. The session will focus on:
Speakers and Panel Members:
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York “What does it mean to be a University for Public Good?”
Wednesday 17 November, 10.30am-12:45pm
(Panel session 10.30-11.40; Workshop 11.50-12.45)
Hosted by Richard Ogden, Director of the Humanities Research Centre, Chaired by Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement.
This event will explore how collaborations between researchers and external partners contribute to cultural wellbeing through placemaking and community building, with a particular focus on collaborations with the arts and cultural sectors.
The event will welcome external speakers from the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE), and aims to:
The event will have the format of a panel session followed by a workshop.
The workshop will be an opportunity for people to share and learn from each others’ experiences.
Thursday 18 November 10.30am-12 noon
Chaired by Richard Friend, Research Theme Champion for Evidence, Risk and Decision making.
Join us for a session that will examine what impact might mean in difficult political contexts and the role of research more generally in navigating these contexts to influence policy and practice. We will explore practical considerations around how to undertake such work and how approaches may be adapted to place-based contexts of individual projects. Finally, we will also touch upon the expectation of non-linearity of impact outcomes with respect to the research in these situations.
Wednesday 24 November 3-5pm
Hosted by the University and Faculty Impact Managers.
This event has been cancelled.
Thursday 25 November 9.30-11am
Hosted by the Research Theme Champions. Chaired by Nicholas Pleace, Research Champion for Justice and Equality.
Inequalities in access to the creative arts exist at many levels in the UK, perhaps the most important of which are the barriers to talented people training for, pursuing and sustaining a career in the arts and cultural industries. Many of these are linked to broader social and economic inequalities in the UK.
This session will explore how the University can successfully engage with these crucial issues, including finding funding and looking for ways in which our research in this area can support the University’s role in promoting the public good, including promoting the cultural and creative industries in our city and region.
Friday 26 November 1-4pm
Hosted and chaired by Matthias Ruth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research.
This session celebrates ways in which University of York research is making a difference in local/regional areas around the globe. The session will shine a light on good practice in this area while also exploring some of the cultural, logistical and social challenges that arise, and how experts have dealt with those challenges. We will feature internal speakers from the UoY community, in paired presentations with their external partners with whom they have worked to deliver impact.
Environmental conservation in East Africa:
Rob Marchant - Environment and Geography
Tobias Nyumba - Africa Conservation Centre
Rebecca Kariuki - Nelson Mandela University, Arusha
Water quality in Nepal:
Thomas Krauss - Physics
Ashim Dhakal - Director of Phutung Research Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ed Rege, PhD - Founder & CEO, Emerge Centre for Innovations - Africa
Jodi Lilley, PhD - Head of Research, Analysis, and Assessment, Morgan Clarkson.