REF, TEF and KEF exercises postponed

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise has been postponed. Although the staff census date of 31st July remains, the deadlines for submissions and nominations to sub-panels have been lifted. We welcome the clarity this decision provides in a time of deep uncertainty as well as the understanding it shows of the unusual stresses on the whole academic community as it strives to maintain delivery of essential services in a very challenging environment. The statement from the REF Director can be read here:


The Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF) revised timetable has been announced due to covid-19


The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has also been delayed due to covid-19. Future information on the next TEF will be announced in due course.