Below provides you with access to useful resources to support you with your Research Impact

University of Bath Research Strategy 2016 - 2021

Optimising Impact from our research is integral to the University’s Research Strategy


University of Bath Planning for Impact Toolkit

The original online toolkit published by the University of Bath in 2009 and updated in 2013


Top-tips to Impact

University of Baths Top Tips to achieving impact from your research


Research Impact Advice and Support

Supporting you with your Research Impact is a collaborative effort across the Universities professional services, faculties, departments, centres and institutes. Download our guide to who's who


Key Tools

Planning template
Tool to help you plan for impact and Instructions for use
Planning template - Handout
Planning template - Handout
Identifying your impact goal
Tool to help you identify your potential impact
Identifying and managing your stakeholders
Tool to help you identify and prioritise your stakeholders
Managing your stakeholders - Handout
Stakeholder mapping handout
Key Activities (Pathways)
Example activities to consider
Evidencing impact and resourcing your activities
Tool to help you consider your resource requirements
REF Impact Case Study Checklist
Guides you through key requirements for Impact Case Studies
Guidelines on REF confidentiality
Guide to confidentiality within the REF process
Our Impact FAQs
Download our FAQs

Examples of Pathways to Impact

University of Bath Examples

This link provides you with access to a University repository of examples of Pathway to Impact Statements.

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Need help with writing your Pathways to Impact?

If you need to think through how your research could make a difference to the world, use our toolkit or e-mail the team on

Access Toolkit here

Looking for examples of impact case studies?

Visit our impact case study resources page for tools and examples to help you to articulate your research impact as a case study

View here

Training and Events

The University of Bath regularly provide training and development opportunities, hold events and run workshops to support you with your research impact. Look out for our Lunch with impact series.

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Your Impact Director

Every Department within the University has a nominated lead for Impact. We recommend that you get to know and meet your Impact Director as experts in Research Impact in your discipline

Find your Impact Director

Research Marketing and Impact Blog

Want to keep up to date with the latest on Research Impact? Then sign up to our Research Impact and Marketing blog to receive the latest news and our regular newsletter.

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Key Links

University of Bath Research Funding
Funding available to support you with your research
UK Research and Innovation – Excellence with Impact
Resources and information to support Research Impact
Research England
Oversees research and knowledge exchange activities to English universities
Research Excellence Framework 2021
Information, resources and guides about the research excellence framework
Fast track to Impact
Resources to help you with your research impact
LSE Impact Blog
Regular blogs on research and research impact
Leadership Foundation for Higher Education – Research Leaders Impact Toolkit:
Toolkit to support you to embed research impact into your organisation
EPSRC Framework for Responsible Innovation
Provides a framework for responsible research and innovation