17 August 2022

UEA Innovation and Impact Awards 2022


The UEA Innovation and Impact Awards celebrate the amazing work that UEA’s researchers, students, alumni and partners are doing in the field of innovation. Always looking to be at the forefront of pioneering research, this is one of UEA’s flagship events, with guests such as Myleene Klass speaking at the event.


Task / Brief

The team was tasked with assisting the UEA events team with copywriting and scheduling social media posts ahead of the 2022 Innovation and Impact Awards. The team helped produce table plan documents too. On the day itself, they helped to check in guests, escort award winners to collect their certificates and official photography.



The event went very smoothly and was a fantastic showcase of all that UEA has to offer. The team was able to establish an efficient system for handing guests over to one another that ensured maximum ease for the guests and ensured that there was little confusion in the various transitions.


UEA’s annual Innovation and Impact Awards celebrate the remarkable research and entrepreneurial spirit of UEA staff, students and graduates, as well as the important collaborative work with our valued partners beyond the university. Marcus and played a vital role in the success of this high-profile event working productively as part of the team. They provided excellent front-of-house, event and social media support both during the event and the important preparation stages. – Julia O’Rourke, Communications, Marketing and Events Co-ordinator, UEA.


Personal Insight

Working alongside the events team for the UEA Innovation and Impact Awards allowed us to experience the full timeline of planning, marketing, hosting, and finalising a major event for an organisation. By being part of the team that worked on scheduling social media posts in the build-up to the event and helping out on the day, we definitely felt the rewards of being able to see prior work come together on the day. – Emma and Marcus.