Year 1 – Research and Innovation

The research and innovation strand will provide you with an overview of our strategy and the opportunities and support for research and innovation at Leeds.  It encompasses sessions that will consider what constitutes good research student supervision, as well as approaches to increasing the impact of your research.  A key feature of this strand will be the opportunity to network with other academics and identify opportunities for collaboration.

*We expect all UAFs to attend these sessions.


Recruiting and Supervising Postgraduate Researchers – Open Programme

An interactive session focusing on:
• how to recruit PhD students;
• how we can give postgraduate researchers the best possible experience; and
• what is co-supervision and how does it work?

More information and booking available HERE.


An Overview of the Research Excellence Framework

This informal lunchtime session is designed to provide you with an overview of the UK REF process.  Colleagues from our Research and Innovation Service will talk about how the Research Excellence Framework works, the criteria which inform it and the impact that REF outcomes have for UK Higher Education Institutions.
The session will be particularly useful to those colleagues who are new to the UK Higher Education sector but also provides an opportunity for all UAFs to ask questions and find out more about emerging thoughts regarding the next REF exercise in 2020.

To book your place, please click on one of the following dates.

No dates available.


Balancing Research Volume, Quality and Impact, and Planning your own Research Strategy*

An overview of the University’s research strategy and strategic drivers, and your role.  The session will include case studies of established and emerging research groups and how they achieve a balance of volume, quality and impact.  There will also be an introduction to research and innovation support at Leeds, including an overview of the research funding landscape.  This will be followed by an interactive and practical session where you can share each other’s experience, covering:

• a strategic and planned approach to your outputs;
• what makes world leading 4* research;
• innovation in relation to our research strategy; how this can be achieved and what support you might need; and
• planning your research and impact strategy.

To book your place, please click on one of the following dates.

Monday 6th March 2017   09:30-12:30


Research Professional

The University of Leeds subscribes to Research Professional, which is a funding opportunities database.  It offers University of Leeds researchers the ability to search for research funding opportunities from a wide range of sponsors in the UK, Europe and overseas.

The session will give you the opportunity to find out how the system works and to customise funding opportunity searches based on your research interests.  Once a personalised search is saved you will receive e-mail notification when there are new opportunities which match your search.

In addition to searching for funding opportunities Research Professional contains research news and comments and tips on how to submit a high quality application.

To book your place, please click on one of the following dates.

No dates available.


Increasing the Visibility of your Research

A practical session focusing on how to increase the impact of your work covering:
• open access; and
• research data management.

To book your place, please click on one of the following dates.

Thursday 16th February 2017, 10:00-11:30

Wednesday 8th March 2017, 13:00-14:30


Introducing the Special Collections at Leeds

A brief introduction and guide to the rich research resources available to you in our Special Collections which contain more than 200,000 rare books and hundreds of thousands of manuscripts and archives.

No dates available.