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HE policy update w/e 21st July 2017

REF 2021 and outcome of Stern Review – staff selection A blog from David Sweeney on Wonkhe sets out the approach to staff selection post Stern. At BU we wanted all staff to be returned to avoid pressure on the sector to shift staff to teaching only contracts. The new definition will be “all staff with… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 17th March 2017

Brexit: Research Professional illustrates the Brexit threats to research positioning and job losses by highlighting the difficulties facing an EU astronomy consortium. The consortium represents seven countries, led by the UK, but will move headquarters to an EU member state from January 2021. The move means the UK will lose the project’s leadership and the… Read more »

Lord Stern’s REF Review- the outcome

Thanks to Emma Banbury-Whitton; apologies for cross posting The outcome of Lord Stern’s independent review of the REF has been published. You can view the report here. The recommendations from the report are as follows. 1.       All research active staff should be returned in the REF (and allocated to a unit of assessment). 2.       Outputs should be… Read more »