Find out more about the University of Bath and their approach to supporting research impact.

University of Bath

Receiving the Royal Charter in 1966 we are now established as one of the top 10 UK universities with an outstanding reputation for teaching and research excellence.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 87% of our research was defined as world-leading or internationally excellent confirming our research excellence. In 2017 we were awarded Gold for Teaching Excellence Framework.

Achieving impact from our research is an integral part of the University’s research culture and is embedded within our vision and mission as a University.

“Our mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence”.

University of Bath

Our Research Strategy was developed in 2016 with a clear focus on achieving impact from our research.

“Optimising the intellectual, scientific, economic, social and cultural impacts of our research” 

University of Bath, Research Strategy 2016 – 2020

The University has invested in people and developed resources and tools to achieve this vision. As a researcher at the University of Bath you will be supported to identify, plan for and evidence the impact of your research.

To find out more about the University of Bath visit our website.

Research & Innovation Service

The Research & Innovation Service (RIS) provides support for every stage of the research life cycle, from developing grant proposals, contracting through to achieving impact. 

This toolkit is one example of the resources that has been developed by RIS to support researchers with optimising the impact of their research. To find out more about the Research Innovation Service please visit our website.

Research Impact Support

Within the Research Innovation Service there is a small team that is available to support staff with their Impact related questions. However, they do not work alone and collaborate with colleagues across the University to support impact, including in the development of this toolkit. This includes:

  • Working with nominated Impact Director for each department; Associate Deans for Research and Directors of Research.
  • Other RIS teams including Research Enterprise and Commercialisation (IP, Patents, Trade marks etc), Industrial Partnership Managers (Industry Engagement), Research Grant Development Team (Pathways to Impact), Pre-award and contracts (Costing and resourcing);
  • Other Professional services including Communications and Marketing, Public Engagement Unit, Development and Alumni.

For more information about the resources available to you as a researcher at the University of Bath please visit our website.

Research Impact Toolkit

The University of Bath have developed this toolkit to bring together all of our resources and tools to support you with your research impact.

The toolkit includes our original planning for impact toolkit, developed in 2009 and updated in 2013, which supported our researchers with their research planning and funding applications, together with new information and an interactive tool for 2018; our impact case study resources to help our researchers develop their cases for the Research Excellence Framework; as well as our research marketing and impact blog.