The Impact Agenda and Beyond
In this chapter we explore in more detail the role that the impact agenda might play in advancing university–community engagement. We outline how pathways to impact has become part of the bidding process for research funding and how ‘impact’ now has its own system of recognition and reward. In looking at university–community engagement beyond impact, we foreground the important role that Research Councils play in facilitating and catalysing community-engaged research. In particular the recent cross Council programme of Connected Communities has enabled paradigms of community-engaged work to shine at a time when research priorities for higher education are moving ever closer to Government.
KeywordsPathways to impact Co-impact Impact awards Connected communities ESRC AHRC
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