REF2021

Final chance to attend a ‘Research Impact and the Research Excellence Framework’ session for this REF cycle

Impact became an integral part of the REF submission in 2014, and is likely to play an increasingly significant part of the exercise in future years. This session will provide a brief introduction to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and explore the impact element of the submission. We will consider how impact is defined for… Read more »

Measuring the Impact of your Research with Bibliometrics

It was recently announced that Clarivate Analytics (who maintain Web of Science) will provide metrics for REF2021. There are several kinds of metrics that measure how often your articles or other outputs have been cited.  Metrics can help researchers from any discipline plan their future approach to research or track the work of others, whether they… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 29th March 2018

Industrial Strategy The Creative Industries Sector Deal has been announced.  You can read the document here.  The press release says: As part of a Creative Industries Sector Deal, to be announced today by the Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Co-Chair of the CIC, Nicola Mendelsohn, more than £150 million is being… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 5th January 2018

Welcome to the first policy update of 2018!  Parliament is in recess until Monday 8th so there has been less activity this week. Nevertheless, here is your slimline summary of the activity since our last update. Office for Students The Office for Students (OfS) officially came into existence this week. The final 6 members of… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th December 2017

Fees and funding – the latest developments The fees and funding discussions continue with some interesting developments this week. Firstly, there was a written response by the Minister  -responding to the Resolution of the House on 13th September 2017 on tuition fees (the non-binding one that was essentially passed unanimously because no Conservative MPs attended). … Read more »

REF and TEF: the connections

REF & TEF: the connections was a one day conference hosted by Bournemouth University on Wednesday 11th October.  The event bought together leading experts in research and education policy in higher education to share their insights into the importance of the connections between teaching and research. The morning session of two keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion, prompted a great… Read more »