What is the project doing?

Following the first scoping phase of the ‘Train the Trainer’ project in 2021/22, the KE/Comms CoP will now implement plans to improve the accessibility and use of the toolkits and other outputs produced in the first phase of Aspect and develop some new resources and sessions for PS staff tasked with
communicating/promoting/supporting knowledge exchange (KE), innovation and its impact for SHAPE researchers within their institutions.

The main aim of the project is not to add significantly to the volume of resources on the Aspect platform, but rather to curate existing resources and develop short, targeted resources (checklists, slide decks, templates) to better support PS staff. We would also like the ethos of ‘Train the Trainer’ to be adopted by all Aspect projects, i.e. thought given to outputs and how PS staff can best use them.

Our platform (on the Aspect Get Two It) will provide templates for doing so, and a means of sharing any new resources going forward. We welcome contributions from Aspect members as we begin to develop these resources, particularly via members of the KE/Comms CoP and through the knowledge shares we run at our monthly meetings, which will feed into the project.

Why is this needed?

Awaiting final confirmation of Phase 3 funding application.

How can members get involved?

More to come once phase 3 funding commences.


Louise Jones, Head of Research Communications and Engagement, LSE


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19 October 2023

Launch of the Train the Trainer Platform!

The Aspect-funded Train the Trainer project supports Professional Service staff tasked with communicating knowledge exchange, innovation and its impact for SHAPE researchers within their institutions, and has been created in collaboration by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Glasgow, QUT (Queensland University of Technology), University of York and University of Exeter.

19 July 2023

Train the Trainer 

This is an overview of the methods used to obtain relevant information for the Train the Trainer project.

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