How to Improve your University Impact

27 Oct 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In today's ever-evolving higher education landscape, the pursuit of greater university impact and engagement stands as an imperative. While exploring what is meant by university impact and engagement, this webinar will navigate the intricate web of engagement and impact measures that both Australia and international institutions employ to gauge their effectiveness. It will delve into the challenges and strategies that could be adopted to improve university impact and engagement, provide insights, engage in thoughtful discussion, and contribute to the ongoing transformation of higher education in Australia.  Topics include:

  • Introduction to university impact and engagement
  • What it is and why this is important
  • How impact is measured in Australia and internationally
  • Tips for research impact and engagement

Who should attend

  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Early and mid-career researchers
  • Industry-engaged academics
  • Industry-engaged professional staff

What you'll experience

PD+ is a free weekly webinar series that takes place every Friday from 12-1PM. It is the perfect way to lunch and level up your industry engagement and commercialisation skills.

Meet your presenter: Dr David Beecham

David is based in Adelaide and has over 15 years’ experience of working in the Higher Education/research environment in Australia and the UK. He holds a Masters and PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick (UK) and has worked with multiple industry partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to challenging social issues. David has experience in research and grants management and has provided extensive support to researchers looking to connect and collaborate with industry to develop projects that lead to tangible outcomes that have a positive impact for industry partners and wider society.

PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research


Event is free but registration is essential

The PD+ webinar series is brought to you by the University of Newcastle's Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) and Campus Plus.  Find out about upcoming PD+ webinars and catch up on recordings of previous PD+ webinars at the Research Advantage Knowledge Hub.


What is KEE?

The University of Newcastle's Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) is responsible for facilitating impact within our regions through intellectual property commercialisation, business development, and entrepreneurship. KEE works with researchers and industry to identify and facilitate high-value licenses and research collaborations, in addition to supporting pre-startups, startups, and scale-up companies.


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