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April 2019

15 Apr

Susan Kenny

Susan is a Senior Consultancy Business Manager in the University of Liverpool, UK where she has been part of a small dedicated consultancy team since its establishment it 2014. She has been instrumental in contributing to the strategic development of this area, playing a fundamental role in successfully embedding a new policy and process of support across the entire organisation. She works to promote the tangible benefits of engaging in consultancy as a key mechanism of knowledge-exchange and provides dedicated support to academic colleagues to enable them to share specialist knowledge with a wide range of organisations to facilitate the impact of their research, help find innovative solutions to problems, address societal challenges and influence policy. She manages an extensive portfolio...
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15 Apr

Developing University Centres for Sustained Engagement and Impact: Models and Strategies

Queen’s University, Belfast, 14 June 2019 University of Bristol, Bristol, 17 June 2019 Universities increasingly face demands to generate new research income, deliver impactful research and engage important constituencies in their city-region and beyond. Centres and institutes are one way to address this need, but in many cases they must be self-supporting. How can centres be innovative, deliver real-world benefits, serve multiple constituencies, and sustain their work? This one-day event (in two locations: Belfast or Bristol) offers answers from four centres—two in the UK, two in the US—who have developed different models for success working across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Collectively they have managed over a thousand projects.  They each have found ways to connect their...
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