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 deal of lively discussion on the future of TEF, on REF 2021 and whether REF and TEF are ‘friendly neighbours or necessary to each other’. The afternoon offered further insights into best practice with four case studies from universities that are successfully connecting research and education.
The lively tone of the day, which both challenged and inspired participants, has been captured well in this compilation of tweets and images. A report of the day will follow shortly.