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What will you gain?

By the end of this course, you will:

  • The confidence to articulate the impact you want

    Have the confidence to define research impact in the context of your own research and be able to articulate what impact you want from a current or prospective research project

  • Exploring stakeholders

    Have started to explore the stakeholders you need to work with

  • Begin to be able to plan and develop your research project

    Be well on your way to having the beginnings of a plan to develop research projects with impact built in.

Here's what former students have to say...

“It really was a breath of fresh air and allowed me to take a step back from my work and look at it from a different angle - that of how it has real impact. I felt exhilarated to take this step and have a more holistic view of my work and I identified several changes I could make to my practice and processes I could put in place.”

Dr Cat Walker, The Researchery (independent consultancy)

“Saskia is so clear! The videos are really nicely pitched and so well presented. It's like having a friend working with you to think through impact as a whole. ”

Matthew Jarvis, Aberystwyth University

“The course design and delivery is very professional. I found it very useful to have the tasks and the workbooks, with very clear instructions on what to do when. The way in which the course is structured is well thought through and effective in supporting researchers to think about and start planning the impact aspects of their work. ”

Anwen Elias, Aberystwyth University

“I think the case studies were amazing. It really brought the message home. ”

Alejandra Aranceta-Garza, The University of Dundee

“I have attended many research courses where despite understanding what the course was about, I felt they were still quite abstract in that I struggled to really apply them to my own situation and research. With this course I was surprised and really enjoyed the tasks which broke down the concept and helped me work out how I could look to incorporate ideas at all stages of my research project to create impact. ”

Karen Wood, University of Glasgow

“Really clear video content in each of the modules which you can move through at your own pace, reflecting on your current projects and planning for impact. ”

Susan Grant, University of Glasgow

“The facilitator was warm and respectful. She spoke clearly and this invited you to listen and to participate. ”

Kay Heslop, Northumbria University

“Saskia has created a clear and manageable course, interspersed with moments of reassurance and reflection, and I thoroughly enjoyed how challenging it is. This course wasn’t what I expected, I expected a passive experience and was delighted at how interactive it was. Her videos were clear and concise, and the worksheets were so helpful that I’m planning on using them at the start of every project from now on. ”

Ann-Marie Foster, Northumbria University

Hi, I am Saskia, your course instructor

I have worked with academic researchers for more than 17 years on impact, creating strategies to embed policies and practices to maximise opportunities for research impact.

This course, designed for early to mid-career researchers, encompasses my experience and learning from working with 100s of researchers into easily digestible steps that you can use to build impact into your research.
Saskia Walcott

Our institutional licenses are flexible and competitively priced. Our online content uniquely helps researchers to build impact habits. Our community of learners are supported by monthly tutorials and the opportunity for in-person workshops.

Click the button below to sign up and take a look at Module 1 today

Praise from Professor Mark Reed, Fast Track Impact

"The Impact Integrators course is the first course of its kind. It covers everything a researcher needs to know to design and execute their research and engagement to deliver impact and is suitable for all disciplines and career stages.”

Course 1 Curriculum: Integrating Impact into Your Everyday

Learn the essentials for identifying the potential impacts of your research, and most importantly, how to get there. By the end of course 1 you will have:

  • The outline of an impact plan

  • Identified where the remaining gaps in your knowledge are, and an understanding of how to fill those gaps

  • Started to practise the habits you'll need to maximise the impact potential of your research

Course 2 Curriculum: Integrating Impact into Your Funding Proposal

Learn how to incorporate a considered and resourced impact plan into your funding proposal, and ultimately, how to maximise your chances for success. By the end of course 2 you will have:

  • Identified the resources you will need to deliver impact

  • Considered the data and evidence you will need to monitor impact

  • Considered what skills may require further development

  • An estimate of the budget required

Clients include

Aberystwyth University
University of Bath
Leeds Beckett University
Northumbria University
Solent University
Teeside University


  • When does the 12 month licence activate?

    The 12 month-access to the course commences on receipt of a valid PO number from your university’s finance department. Once we receive your completed Impact Integrators order form we will issue an invoice for you to initiate your internal PO request. Once we receive a valid PO from the finance department, we will issue a new invoice for payment.

  • How do researchers get added to the course?

    We will input the names of your researchers into our platform. You are responsible for supplying the names and email addresses of the researchers to whom you are giving access. We will input their names within 2 working days.

  • When will researchers get access to the course?

    You provide us with the names and emails of the researchers. We input their names into the platform which generates an email asking them to sign up and create a password.

  • Can we add additional researchers to the course during the year?

    Yes, you can add additional users at any time. You will be charged the monthly subscription rate of £15.00 per researcher for the number of months remaining on the 12 month licence. Institutional access to the course materials expires for all users at 12 months, regardless of when they were given access.

  • How do we get access to online tutorials?

    Monthly online 1 hour tutorials are delivered by the course leader, Saskia Walcott, and are open to all users. Cohort-specific tutorials, exclusive to your institution’s researchers, are designed with you to complement your institution's development objectives. There is a separate fee depending on what you need.

  • What is the difference between the two types of tutorials?

    The open access tutorials take place monthly and will be a ‘drop-in’ session where learners can ask questions about their progress and engage in peer to peer learning. For an extra fee, institutions can have three cohort specific tutorials per year. These are organised individually with each client, but we suggest that the first is timed to take place during the first month to capture learners that have just started, and the other two can be organised termly or to complement the existing learning and development timetable.

  • If our institution has signed up for cohort specific tutorials, can our researchers also attend the open access tutorials?


  • What happens after the initial 12 month commitment expires?

    You have the option to switch to a monthly rolling subscription.

  • What is the notice period to terminate the contract after the 12 month period?

    After the 12 month period expires you can terminate access to Impact Integrators by giving us notice of 1 calendar month.

By signing up for the free module, you will be given access and added to the Impact Integrators mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time. Please see our Privacy Policy as to how we store your data