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The first official meeting of the RISN Engagement & Impact Community of Practice will place on Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 14.00-15.30 via Microsoft Teams.

The Research Innovation and Support Network's (RISN) Engagement and Impact Community of Practice (CoP) is being driven by member suggestions and is still in its very early stages.

The CoP looks to bring together any non-academic staff member at the University who is supporting external engagement activity (e.g., innovation, PER, KE, impact, entrepreneurship, industry and business partnerships) and the format of the CoP is:

  • 90-minute virtual meetings on MS Teams once a term (with the option for 1-2 additional over the summer)
  • A dedicated MS Teams channel for the sharing of resources and news, and for members to keep in touch between meetings
  • Meetings will include:
    • Fixed agenda agreed in advance
    • External speaker(s)
    • Internal experience sharing/best practice
    • Attendees reaction to speakers/AOB/News


The first ever meeting of the CoP is taking place Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 14.00-15.30 via Microsoft Teams.

 The agenda is:

  1. Update on the digital home for the CoP
  2. Mission statements for your roles. There is an art to writing mission statements: please think of a sentence or two to describe your 'mission' (N.B. not "my job is to..." as that is functional).
  • For example, our colleague Rupesh describes his as "Getting the UK ready for quantum computing".
  1. Mapping what we do for engagement, impact, and associate activities across the University
  2. Coffee networking set up (volunteers to start from January 2021)
  3. Discussion about what the key points of a project life cycle are for our activities
  4. Nominations for external speakers at next year’s meetings


You can join the meeting via the Teams - if you'd like the link to join please get in touch