Enhancing Impact Case Studies for REF 2021: Public Engagement

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Register for this event

This event is fully booked.

Join us for this national event on Thursday 31st October in London to reflect on the role of public engagement in REF 2021, and to enhance your Impact Case Studies (ICS). With expert guidance, group activities and discussions, sole work, paired feedback, and specialist knowledge provided by the NCCPE, this interactive workshop will enable you to refresh your REF 2021 thinking.

There will be opportunities to enrich your understanding of public engagement impacts and how they can be evidenced, and consider the features of high quality narrative.

Bring along your REF 2021 ICS to work through during the event. This could be your own case study, or one from the institution that you are supporting, and can be in any stage of development.  

The event will close with an opportunity to hear from Steven Hill from Research England, who will be sharing his reflections on why impact and public engagement matter to Research England and UKRI.

This event is targeted at:

  • Academics and researchers that have an ICS with a public engagement focus or those that have a key role for REF at their institution
  • HEI professional services staff involved in supporting the development of impact case studies

N.B - Please note, we are now fully booked for HEI professional services staff wishing to book an individual place. Please get in touch if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. We are still accepting places for indiviudal academics and researchers. If you are HEI professional services staff and can attend with an academic or researcher you can apply for a place.

Mini 'Train-the-Trainer' workshop

Please note, for those supporting others to develop REF Impact Case Studies, there is an optional mini ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshop immediately after the workshop.

This session is for those who wish to utilise the approach learned in the workshop within their own department/ university. This could be through one-to-one support or delivering all or part of this 'Enhancing impact case studies for REF 2021: public engagement' workshop. 

Further details can be found here - Mini 'Train-the-Trainer' workshop. 

Event details 

The event will take place on Thursday 31st October at Woburn House, London and will run from 10.00am to 3.30pm. N.B if you are also attending the mini ‘Train-the-Trainer workshop, this will finish at 4.30pm. 


  • Workshop £105 
  • Workshop plus mini ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshop (including access to all resources): £155 

Apply for a place 

Please follow the 'apply for a place' link below. The NCCPE will then be in touch to confirm your place and provide details for payment.

Apply for a place


If you have any questions, please get in touch with joan.passey@uwe.ac.uk