Funding Applications: getting a yes -Tuesday 22nd May 2018


Securing funding for your research involves a big investment in time and energy. Andwith more people vying for smaller pots of money, it’s more important than ever that your funding application stands out for all the right reasons.

This workshop is an opportunity for you to reflect on your attitude/approach to applying for funding and review the ground work that is necessary before you apply. You will cover the essentials of writing funding applications and be introduced to core techniques to make your writing more impactful and persuasive.  You will explore ideas around what makes for a strong, compelling research story and learn how to elevate your applications from good to great.

There will also be an opportunity to hear from and question a panel made up of colleagues with a strong track record in securing funding. Hear their perspectives and experiences and find out what ‘makes the difference’ between successful and unsuccessful applications.

Tuesday 22nd May 10.30am-1.30pm, Room 233, Redmonds Building

For more information and to book your place, click here


Surveying Your Funding Landscape – Wednesday 9th May

When you are relying on funding in order to fulfil your research ambitions, you need to know as much as possible about who is ‘out there’ funding work like yours, what they prioritise and how your research could ‘fit’.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to talk to other researchers about your experiences of looking for funding and start thinking about the benefits of collaboration.  You will pick up some ideas around how best to keep your ear to the ground and look at some of the resources available to help you identify appropriate sources of funding. You will review examples of funders’ priorities with a view to assessing whether an application is worth a try.

Wednesday 9th May

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Room 233, 2nd floor, Redmonds Building

For more information and to book your place at this event, click here

UK Data Service – webinar series

UK data serviceThe UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector.

The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.

To help you get the most from the UK Data Service they run a series of webinars which introduce different aspects of the service and explain the key datasets:

Introduction to the UK Data Service, 11 October

Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service, 19 October

Key issues in reusing data, 26 October

Data management basics, 2 November

Guided walk through ReShare, 12 December

They also run introductory webinars on key data, focusing on the most popular datasets:

UK and cross-national surveys, 9 November

Census data, 16 November

Longitudinal surveys, 23 November

Data about countries, 30 November

Qualitative data, 5 December

Business data, 11 December


All of the webinars run from 15.00—16.00 and are free to attend.

Don’t face your research journey alone – come to the next Researcher Introductory Workshop

Researcher Support Workshop

Researcher Introductory Workshop 

13th September 2017


Room G.21, Ground Floor, Exchange Station

The research journey can be thrilling, challenging, inspiring, frustrating – and let’s face it, sometimes lonely – but there are a range of colleagues who are available to advise, guide and support you.

If you are an Early Career Researcher or a more experienced academic, this afternoon will provide an opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with some of the LJMU colleagues who are here to help you AND to let them know something about you and your research ambitions. Come along and chat to colleagues from:

  • Grants, Policy and Projects
  • Research Excellence
  • Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation
  • Research Ethics and Governance
  • Library Services
  • Graduate School

This will be an interesting and enjoyable opportunity to make connections that will prove invaluable over the course of your research journey. Talk with the people who make up your LJMU support network, find out what they can do to help you and share your experiences and challenges with them and other researchers.

Get to know your support network!

For more information and to book your place click here: Researcher Support Workshop 13th September 2017

The Building Blocks of Impact – final ACTivator session this academic year


The Building Blocks of Impact
Thursday 29th June 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Room 519, Redmonds Building

Impact is a hot topic for researchers, playing an important part in the Research Excellence Framework and featuring as a key priority for funders. But impact doesn’t just happen. It needs to be considered early in any research project and you will need a clear plan and a budget for impact generation and capture.

In this workshop you will identify what impact is (and isn’t), the different types of impact and the potential reach and significance of your research. You will reflect on how well prepared you are to create and capture impact and look at the important role played by your stakeholders.

We will focus on the need to get your research ‘out there’ through effective communication and begin the process of creating a ‘value proposition’ for your research – one of the first and most important building blocks for generating impact. You will also make a start on your Impact Map, which will provide a useful guide for you as your research evolves.

For more information and to book your place click here: Building Blocks of Impact