‘It’s not all about the stars’; disseminating research through non-journal based outputs, 6 July 2022, On-line

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 06/07/2022

‘It’s not all about the stars’; disseminating research through non-journal based outputs

6 July 2022, 10am-12.00pm



This online event jointly hosted by ISBE and EEUK through the Research in Enterprise Education Special Interest Group, focuses on improving the impact of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Research.  In academia, the REF has led to many academics concentrating on the dissemination of their research through traditional academic journals, where the highest star ratings are preferable.  This is limiting for the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education research community that has very few highly ranked journals to consider submitting to.

However, the rise in importance of impact in the REF and now the KEF, encourages dissemination through more informal methods of communication to achieve impact. This workshop intends to showcase a range of these methods, including opinion/blog, podcasts, features etc, and give participants an opportunity to consider how they might utilise these going forward in their own research.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of a range of dissemination methods for research
  • Hear from those working in the industry how to develop and submit your research
  • Consider the range of impact benefits on your own work.

Target Audience:

  • Academic researchers working in enterprise education
  • Marketing and dissemination professionals in academia
  • Anyone with an interest in research impact and knowledge exchange


Exchange Event Leads

  • Dr Emily Beaumont, President EEUK & SIG Chair
  • Dr Breda O’Dwyer, Director CEED (Centre for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development), Munster Technological University & SIG Chair

Exchange Event Speakers

  • Jim Dickinson, WonkHE
  • Peter Harrington, SimVenture
  • Sara Custer, Times Higher Education

Free for EEUK and ISBE Members, £100 for others.


10:00am-10:15am Welcome and context setting

Dr Emily Beaumont and Dr Breda O’Dwyer


Jim Dickinson, WonkHE

Jim is an Associate Editor at WonkHe and takes a particular interest in the student experience, university governance, and regulation – and leads WonkHE’s work with students’ unions.

His career background is in support for student leadership. He has held senior roles at the National Union of Students – where he led on SU development, campaigns and political strategy – and was the CEO at the SU at UEA, providing strategic management for the union’s charitable and commercial vehicles as well as policy support for the elected student officers.

Jim will be talking about how to present your research to an online audience such as a WonkHE blog.


Peter Harrington, SimVenture

Since 1989, Peter has started and grown several businesses including Qa Research, Print Revolution, and Venture Simulations (aka SimVenture).

Over 30+ years Peter has employed over 1,000 people and learnt many entrepreneurial lessons, which he now shares as a mentor, adviser, guest speaker, podcast host, employer and Entrepreneur in Residence at London South Bank University.

Peter will talk about how ‘The Startup Survival Podcast’ was born and then flourished through the pandemic. He will also provide insight as to how your academic research might feature on relevant podcast shows. Finally, Peter will also share how academics continue to research and publish materials based on SimVenture learning platforms.

Peter’s blog about alternatives to publishing, written after this event, is available here.


Sara Custer, Times Higher Education

Sara Custer is THE Campus editor at Times Higher Education. She has covered global higher education as a journalist for more than five years. Before joining THE in 2017, she was editor of international education website and magazine, The PIE News.

Sara will be talking about how to present your research for an online audience such as a THE Article.


Summary and close

Sara Custer, Times Higher Education

Attendee details

Bookings are closed for this event.