Details about the importance of informing our RKE Office about external engagement acivity. Plus information about the approval process for all generation of income.
The RKE Office must be notified of all external engagement activity that may result in quantifiable knowledge exchange income. This includes consultancy, facilities, service work, licencing opportunities, continuing professional development and any other opportunity that may result in income generation. This will enable the School to accurately manage outputs and resource as well potentially contributing to impact case studies for future Research Excellence Frameworks. With a sound understanding of the range of activity across the School the RKE Office will be able to accurately and actively promote your expertise and excellence.
All generation of income must follow a formal approval process.
As external engagement may impact on your workload commitments such as teaching and research it is important that this be discussed with your Head of Institute and the RKE Office who can help you develop your ideas and assist with the process.
The RKE Office will sign post you to the appropriate contacts within ERI, the University or elsewhere who can help you to achieve your aims.
It's important to stress at this juncture that income generation activity must be appropriately costed and negotiated. The RKE Office will direct you to ERI contacts that can assist with this. ERI will work with you to understand both your needs and those of your client to reach an acceptable solution.
All income related activity that falls under external engagement must have formal Head of School sign off before it is able to progress. The RKE Office be able to assess if formal approval is required and if so will manage this process for you.
Advice on holding courses, seminars and workshops for fee paying delegates is available from the RKE Office. We can help you to work out an accurate and fair rate for your delegates which ensures your costs are covered.
We can advise you on further support including event management, marketing and publicity.
This article was published on Oct 4, 2012