These knowledge exchange training resources are primarily aimed at researchers of any level. They will also be useful to professional services staff in research, communication and knowledge exchange management and support roles. View upcoming sessions or browse our catalogue of online resources.
If you have any specific training requests, please contact Louise Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Information Sessions (RISe) programme provides a range of workshops, seminars and panels that support staff in realising their research development goals. We are hosting a number of KEI focussed sessions as part of the 2021/22 series.
Writing Impactful Knowledge Exchange in Grants
Lots of funding has a focus on the contribution of research to the economy and society, and to be successful in winning grant applications the possible impacts of your research and the ways in which you plan to achieve them need to be apparent throughout your grant applications. How do you go about building-in knowledge exchange into your plans and applications? How do you articulate your expected outcomes and desired impacts?
This session has already taken place but you can watch the recording / download the slides from the Michaelmas Term session.
Knowledge Exchange and Impact Funding Opportunities, session postponed (date TBC)
Have you heard about the range of funding opportunities available for knowledge exchange and impact? These could be for your existing grant or newly funded activity. This session will focus on funds to support knowledge exchange activities based on LSE research and expertise and how to maximize your funding by extending your work through dissemination and impact funding. This session will include internal schemes, as well as common external calls and follow-on funding opportunities.
Register to attend via the LSE training portal.
Spending for Impact
What kinds of small, but meaningful engagements can you make to increase the chances of your research having an impact? Join this session for some inspiration on effective but low cost knowledge exchange and impact activities, as well as advice on how to keep track of your engagement and impact.
This session has taken place, but you can watch the recording / download the slides from the Michaelmas Term session.
View the full RISe series.
Are you an academic who wants to learn how to do commanding broadcast media interviews about your research?
This year we will be running online one-to-one sessions with a professional trainer. Each session will run for approximately one and a half hours. The training will take place at a time agreed between you and the trainer.
If you are interested in signing up, or would like to discuss further, please contact Sue Windebank in the Media Relations Office on email@example.com
Public engagement with academic research is more important than ever, but scholars are rarely trained in how to present their work to a wider public.
Successful academic presentations need to do three things:
1. Communicate your arguments and evidence
2. Persuade your audience that they are compelling
3. Engage and entertain.
This workshop unfolds over five, 90-minute lunchtime sessions, offered virtually. It will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step; teach you how to communicate persuasively through a host of tips related to slide format, timing and delivery; and help you to introduce a bit of yourself into your public speaking, so that your presentations sparkle with wit and originality. While each workshop builds upon the previous one, delegates may also choose to attend individual sessions to work on specific presentation skills.
Dates, times and booking links* for each session are:
Engagement, 12-1.30pm, Monday 9 May
Content, 12-1.30pm, Monday 16 May
Delivery, 12-1.30pm, Monday 23 May
Preparation, 12-1.30pm, Monday 30 May
Storytelling, 12-1.30pm, Monday 6 June
*Please note that you must book on to each session individually.
Catch up with previous sessions
How can you engage non-academic audiences with your research and increase the chance of it having an impact? Join this session for guidance and inspiration, for researchers at any stage of their project.
Presentations from Louise Jones, Senior Communications Manager for Research and Knowledge Exchange; Tony Duffin, CEO, Anna Liffey Drugs Project; Rob Sharp, LSE PhD Researcher; Fanny Blanc, LSE London; and Jessica Rowan, LSE Housing and Communities.
Re-watch this session or view the session slides.
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An introductory session about KEI (including public and community engagement). What is it? Why do it? How can you get started? Practical advice, details of support available at LSE, and some inspiring examples of recent research engagement projects.
Watch online, download slides
How can you best use social media (including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) to engage audiences with your research? Join this session with our social media team.
Are you hoping to shape government policy or influence policymakers with your research? Come along to find out how you connect with relevant policy makers, and how LSE’s public affairs team can help you.
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This is a challenging time to be engaging others in your research, but the Communications Division is here to help. Watch this session to find out how you could be using social media, virtual events/meetings and more to continue engaging others in your research, and about the services and resources available to help you.
Presentations from Dave Smith, Head of Social Media; Terri Callanan, Deputy Head of Events; Sue Windebank, Senior Media Relations Manager; Greg Taylor, Head of Public Affairs; Nicky Armstrong, Communications Manager for Women, Peace and Security; and Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP blog.
Watch online, download slides - Abdey, Burn-Murdoch
How can you present your research, particularly your data, visually in a way that best engages a non-academic audience?
Dr Sonja Grussendorf, Senior Learning Technologist in the Eden Centre
Dr James Abdey, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Statistics John Burn-Murdoch, Senior Data-Visualisation Journalist at the Financial Times and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE Data Science Institute.
The LSE Events team has put together some guidance on how, when and why researchers should think about events, as well as how to set up a Zoom meeting: Read more
If you are speaking at or chairing an online event, you can also download their Audio and Visual Speaker Reference Guide for tips about how to create the best visuals and audio from home.
You can also watch a video about running Zoom events.
LSE's Film and Audio team can provide advice on potential film projects. Check out their ten top tips for filming yourself when you can't get to a studio.
Read more or watch the video
Should you be blogging? Yes, if you want to maximise the impact of your work in academia and beyond. Explore the kinds of posts you might write; who you could write for (you don’t have to maintain your own platform); and how to get your work noticed.
How to build a project website within the CMS. What makes for good content? How should it be presented to be most engaging with the tools available? And how can you measure whether it is meeting your objectives?
Resources from this session
How to engage with local communities around research projects, and how you might link to policy engagement at a local level.
Resources from this session
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If there is a particular skill you would like to develop please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can consider this in planning future training.
Equally, if you have a KEI success story to share then we would love to help you develop some training for others based on your experience.