Freelance REF (Research Excellence Framework) Impact Writer


We are a consultancy service, offering support for research impact throughout the project lifecycle. Our impact support services comprises of:

  • Dissemination through print, web, video & infographics.
  • Engagement, including policy engagement, business engagement and public engagement
  • Impact evaluation, including evidence gathering, questionnaires, focus groups and evaluation reports
  • Impact writing services for case studies and pathways to impact. 


  • Understanding of the guidelines for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 relating to impact case studies (mandatory)
  • Previous experience of supporting the development of impact case studies for the Research Excellence Framework (mandatory)


  • Write, edit and deliver draft case studies
  • Assess the strength of case studies and provide an estimated score
  • Deliver a score for each case study and a breakdown of the reasons for the score

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Application process


  • Email your CV  to along with a list of the Units of Assessment you have worked on impact case studies, and how many case studies in each UoA.
  • Please mention ‘Impact Writer’ in the subject line.

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