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What Are the Different Types of Impact?

Impact can take many different forms. At the simplest level, these impact types can cover social, environmental and economic issues. However, there are plenty of different varieties to consider during your activities - many of which...

Impact Education and Online Learning – Strategic Changes for National Assessments and SDGs

The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise in the UK exposed many challenges inherent in responding to national assessments. From general feelings of disgruntlement through to mental health challenges, it is clear that the...

11 Things We Learned from the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021

The big reveal of the THE Impact Rankings for 2021 has just passed, and we've seen some interesting - and in some cases substantial - changes this year. In a year turned upside-down by the effects of a global pandemic that is widely...

A CIO for 2030: The Rise of the Chief Impact Officer

Earlier this week the world was swept by news of Prince Harry’s appointment as Chief Impact Officer (CIO) for BetterUp, a start-up founded in 2013 to prove a “people experience platform” that delivers services such as mental health...

Could Openly Sharing Research Impact Help to Improve the Public Perception of Science?

Since the term “fake news” first began to circulate in 2014, the world has faced a deluge of “alternative facts” in what some have deemed to be a post-truth pandemic. The principles - of misinformation disseminated as incontrovertible...

Embedding impact into institutional strategy

We have started a new initiative on the international impact discussion list - a monthly discussion point. September’s discussion point was: Has anyone been able to align the impact agenda against...

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon This is a time when we need collaboration more than ever to collectively work on solutions to the myriad of issues COVID-19 has created. But finding collaborators is difficult when travel is...

How VV-Impact Tracker Can Help You Report to the SDGs

What are the UN SDGs? The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an ambitious but achievable pathway for transforming the world by 2030. In this world, poverty will have been eliminated, everyone will have equitable access...

How VV-Impact Reviewer Can Help Your Organisation Meet its Goals

By Katie Brockwell and Kristy Evers  Why is Impact Reporting Important? Many research organisations focus their mission statements on elements of transformation or responding to key local, regional, or global challenges (e.g. UN...

3 Fascinating Insights into the Impact Rankings Results

The results of THE Impact Rankings 2020 were released last month. The impact rankings are the first global attempt to measure university progress specifically based upon the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). It can...
What Are the Different Types of Impact?

What Are the Different Types of Impact?

Impact can take many different forms. At the simplest level, these impact types can cover social, environmental and economic issues. However, there are plenty of different varieties to consider during your activities - many of which require different types of evidence...

A CIO for 2030: The Rise of the Chief Impact Officer

A CIO for 2030: The Rise of the Chief Impact Officer

Earlier this week the world was swept by news of Prince Harry’s appointment as Chief Impact Officer (CIO) for BetterUp, a start-up founded in 2013 to prove a “people experience platform” that delivers services such as mental health support. The timing is important....

Embedding impact into institutional strategy

Embedding impact into institutional strategy

We have started a new initiative on the international impact discussion list - a monthly discussion point. September’s discussion point was: Has anyone been able to align the impact agenda against existing institutional strategy...

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon

Exciting New Collaboration Tool Coming Soon This is a time when we need collaboration more than ever to collectively work on solutions to the myriad of issues COVID-19 has created. But finding collaborators is difficult when travel is restricted and conferences and...

How VV-Impact Tracker Can Help You Report to the SDGs

How VV-Impact Tracker Can Help You Report to the SDGs

What are the UN SDGs? The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an ambitious but achievable pathway for transforming the world by 2030. In this world, poverty will have been eliminated, everyone will have equitable access to resources, to social...

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