From the point at which the ‘Impact’ agenda started to emerge, TCCE worked with our network to provide an ongoing forum in which to explore this, at times thorny, topic.
We first tackled the subject of Impact back in 2006 when it was still a nascent area. In 2008 we commissioned further research on this topic with particular focus on the impacts of some of the projects we had seed funded at that time.
Since then we have continued to provide annual member only Chatham House style events on topics such as: Impact Narratives, The Impact of Impact and ‘The Ref: How was it for You?’ As the relevance of the Impact agenda intensifies, we are currently developing new initiatives to support impact activities within our partner universities.
On 7th July 2016 we held a Research, Creative Practice and Impact Roundtable to re-commence our conversations about Impact in the run up to the next REF.