Latest Event : Technicians Commitment:What can PRISMs learn from this?

Date and time - Wed, 21 Jun 2023 10:30 - 12:00 BST

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Dr Simon Breeden was instrumental in developing the Technician Commitment, which ensures visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical skills and roles in higher education.

Simon will join us to share the story of the Technician's Commitment and the Institute, including how it came about, what were the breakthrough moments, lessons learnt and how funding was secured. There will also be opportunity for questions and discussion.

Please register by midnight 20/06/2023.


Previous Event : Academic Communication Problems: Helping PRISMs communicate research

Session Recording   Problems with academic comms - Zoom

Communicating research can be a thorny issue, you often have different stakeholders with different levels of interest, knowledge and motivation. Getting these groups to all communicate well is tricky. This workshop looks at some of the major issues that cause things to go wrong and provides thoughts and techniques to help keep everything on track.



Past events

Impact & Engagement for PRISMs

Join Dr Eve Cosgrave, Deputy Head of Faculty Research, to understand how PRISMs can contribute & get involved in Research Impact.

Measuring impact is a way to show that something is being achieved. Measuring research impact is quantifying the change or benefit in the real world due to such activities. This session will look at how we measure and assess research impact and how PRISMs can contribute to this process through activities such as identifying relevant quantifiable impact, providing advice on materials to strengthen impact, helping to develop impact case studies, sharing good practice and materials relating to impact & engagement.

CDT knowledge exchange workshops

This is a 3-session series of knowledge exchange meetings dedicated to best practice sharing among (aspiring) managers of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

The series takes place fortnightly on Mondays 10 - 11.30 am, focussing on the following topics:

  1. Training / cohort building (23 January)
  2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity / CDT culture (06 Feburary)
  3. Responsible Innovation / industry engagement & PGR career development (NEW DATE: 27 February)

Writing a Business Case

PRISM members have expressed an interest to learn more about constructing business cases. This session will cover structure and language used in such documents, as well as tips and tricks for pitching your ideas.

In addition to inviting those who want to learn about business case writing, we also welcome those with experience in this area to join and share their experiences and best practice.

This session will be led by Dr Rachel Sparks, PRISM committee member and Strategic Project Manager at Newcastle University.

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 13.30 - 15.00
Venue: online
Register by 24 Jan 2023:
PRISMs & the EPSRC CDT call 2022/23 - Knowledge exchange among (aspiring) Doctoral Training Centre Managers 

Event Recording
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The next EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) call is imminent. We aim to host a session dedicated to best practice sharing and bid development discussions among CDT managers (and those who aim to become one).
*Change to date*
The session will now take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 1.30 - 3pm (online, register via Eventbrite: ).
Showcase of PRISM champion work
How to go from 0 to effective senior management engagement and be a trailblazer for the PRISM initiative at your home institution. Speakers: Debra Fearnshaw (Nottingham), Fleur Hughes (York), and Chloe Turner (Bath).

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 13.30 - 15.00
Venue: online
Register by 3rd October 2022:

PRISMs & event management An event series in May / June 2022, Wednesdays 2-3.30 pm

A PRISM's day job will likely include 'event management' in some form or other - From consortium meetings to conference organisation and effective networking events for our key stakeholders. In this workshop series, we will facilitate best practice exchange from an overarching snapshot of the community experience on event management, to more in-depth knowledge sharing on selected event types. 

Last edited: 20 Feb 2023