How to use IMPACT

Before you start IMPACT, make sure you have read your Student Handbook and the information on this page! 

Each member of your group will have a login to this IMPACT programme and you will need to work together with them to make sure you are following along at the same pace.

Some of the tasks can be done independently. However, most are group tasks and you will need to complete them as a team. 

The information on this page will help you to navigate through the topics and subtopics so read it before going on to Phase 1: Introduction.

How to use IMPACT


Navigate through IMPACT by using the sidebar to the left of your screen. The content is organised into bite-size topics and subtopics and you should go through these in order.

It is important that you expand the subtopics by clicking on the down arrow under the topic name. This will mean you don’t jump ahead to the next topic.

How to use IMPACT

Topic pages

Almost all the topics in IMPACT have subtopics. There are two ways you can access the subtopics. Either from the sidebar (as shown above) or at the bottom of the topic page.

Progress bar

At the bottom of each subtopic page, you will see a Mark Complete button. Whenever you click this, you will see your progress change in the bar at the top of the screen.  

NOTE: Clicking the Mark Complete button cannot be undone! So make sure you have read and understood all the instructions or completed any tasks before you click it. 

When you click the Mark Complete button, you will be moved on to the next section automatically.

How to use IMPACT

Project work

Throughout the four Phases of IMPACT, there are various tasks you and your group will need to work on. These are numbered to help you keep track. Once you have read through, discuss them with your team and sort out your individual responsibilities before you start.

How to use IMPACT

Your Reflection Journal

At different points in IMPACT, you will be prompted to add notes and reflections into a Journal. You can use this Journal to:

  • keep a record of what you discussed in your group meetings
  • make notes on your research
  • write down outstanding questions you have that you need to explore further
  • look back on your thinking at the end of IMPACT.

The more up-to-date your Journal is, the more useful it will be when you promote your Student SDG Advocacy Project at the end of the IMPACT.

Group/independent work 

At the top of each subtopic, there is a button indicating whether you can complete the section independently, or whether you need to work together in your group. For example, some of the research tasks (like watching videos or reading articles) can be done independently. However, IMPACT is a collaborative programme. So all your group project work will have to be completed with the rest of your team!

Suggested timings

At the top of each screen, there is a button indicating how long you will need to spend on the section. NOTE: Any timing with a ‘+’ by it is only the starting point! You will find you want to spend longer on any of these tasks that help support your Student SDG Advocacy Project creation.

Finished reading this page and your Student Handbook?

Click Mark Complete to start IMPACT!

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