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Learning from REF2014 and Implementing the Stern Review Policy-UK Forum

8th February 2017

Promoting Excellent Research
Learning from REF2014 and Implementing the Stern Review Policy-UK Forum: Morning, Tuesday 14th February 2017 Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ ________________________________________

With a Keynote Address from
Julia King, Professor the Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Member, Stern Review Steering Group and Former Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive, Aston University

With further contributions from
Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE; Professor Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London; Dr Nic Percivall, Research and Innovation Development Manager, Southampton Solent University and Dr Richard Watermeyer, Reader in Education and Director of Research, Department of Education, University of Bath

Chaired by
Professor Martin McQuillan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Kingston University London and The Rt Hon Lord Paul, Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton

Supported by
F1000 and The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

We are pleased to be offering a final 10% (£25) discount via the code REF2O1-1916593. Further discounts (as well as free places) are also available to assist those for whom the ticket price is a barrier. Never feel excluded - we try to accommodate everyone (further details are below).

"Research assessment is a vital element in the promotion of excellence."
(Lord Stern, President of the British Academy and Chair, Independent Review of the REF)

Following Lord Stern's Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework: Building on Success and Learning from Experience, published in July, this forum will assess the future for assessment of research excellence and the allocation of public funding for research.

Learning from REF2014
Overcoming the Issues, Building on Best Practice and Reducing Costs

Sessions will evaluate the previous REF, looking at some of the issues that arose during the assessment process and how the recommendations of the Stern Review will improve these procedures. Delegates will look at the parameters of excellence and how the next assessment will compare to REF2014, how to ensure efficiency in the allocation of university research funding and reduce administrative burdens on academic staff.

Analysing the Recommendations of the Stern Review Improving Efficiency, Reducing Burdens and Ensuring Excellence

Delegates will evaluate some of the key recommendations made in the Review and their implications should they be implemented, such as the inclusion of all research active staff in the assessment, the definition of 'impact' and how this can be unified across all institutions as well as how the REF can be used to encourage inter-disciplinary and collaborative work.

Formal Consultation, Likely Timetable and Next Steps for Research Assessment

The forum will also coincide with HEFCE's formal consultation on the Review, and sessions will consider whether it is feasible for the recommendations made in the Stern Review to be implemented within the time-frame stated (arrangements have been recommended to be in place by the end of 2017), as well as what needs to be done to fulfill the Government's commitment to hold the next exercise by 2021. Delegates will also consider how the REF and TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) can work alongside each other without overlap or duplication.

[ Book your place here ] |

Places at the forum (including course materials and refreshments) are:
£225.00 * (+VAT)

* Use the promotional code: REF2O1-1916593 to receive the above rate. £225 is 10% (£25) off our standard fee of £250;
* Multi-Delegate Discount * Register 2 Delegates and the 3rd is Half Price (this can be used with discount code above)

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