Course Detail

DC200 - 2nd Year PhD Cohort day: Understanding the impact of your research

The successful contemporary researcher must be able to identify the various ways that their research is disseminated within academia and also how their research can inform public policy, practitioners, behaviors and organizations etc.

This Doctoral College event is for all 2nd year PhD students. Before the event, participants should prepare a 3 minute explanation of their research project to present to a small group of other PhD students from different disciplines.

Why you should attend:
In addition to providing attendees with skills necessary to communicate their research effectively, the course will provide a great networking opportunity to share experiences with your peers and maintain contact with Queen Mary's supportive research community, while gaining insights to the research your peers conduct.

This course is run in two session.
The morning session will cover information on research impact and effective research communication.
The afternoon session will cover wellbeing, how to maintain momentum, and work-life-balance in PhD studies.
Attendees have to sign-in for both session to secure CPD points for attending this course.

This is a Doctoral College course. For any questions please contact:


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the word "impact" and what it means to researchers, the college and the Research Councils
  • Have considered and discussed different types of impact resulting from research in different disciplines
  • Participants will appreciate the impact or potential impact of their own research and how this can be communicated to others

Provided by: Doctoral College


Date: Thursday 20 February 2020

Venue: The Octagon, ME, Queen's Building, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 16:30


  • Ms Z Parker