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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 »

HE policy update for the w/e 24th February 2017

Jo Johnson spoke at a UUK conference today and made a number of important announcements: New government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill. The detailed amendments have not yet been published but a Department for Education factsheet has been provided. The government amendments have been welcomed so far. See the Latest set of… Read more »

Small grants available from UoA25 for an action research intervention TEF/REF

Dear all, We are happy to announce this first TREFF call for proposals, TREFF (German word) – meeting point / coming together (thanks to Stephen Jukes!)  Please note this call is not open to staff in FMC, since a specific call to that faculty has already been distributed. One TREFF project will be funded in FMC… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 3rd February 2017

Higher Education and Research Bill – the House of Lords committee stage has finished with no further amendments (other than non-controversial and welcome government amendments). Unlike in the House of Commons, where time was more limited and there was a great deal of focus on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), student loans, the impact of… Read more »

HE policy updated 27th January 2017

Industrial Strategy Green Paper The Government launched the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and consultation this week. The paper focuses on improving Britain’s innovation and productivity in key areas alongside upskilling the workforce to become world leading. The government suggest a number of areas of industry specialism that should be supported: clean energy robotics healthcare space… Read more »

What does research-informed teaching look like?

The HEA together with the University Alliance have issued a paper – a collection of case studies -which might help explain this. Given the REF’s new broader definition of impact and the TEF which has research-informed teaching as an indicator of quality this is certainly a useful and  timely read.