Research Impact: Framework for Excellence
- 04 October 2018
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The second round of the Research Excellence Framework, the UK's system for assessing the excellence of research in domestic higher education institutions, will be conducted in 2021. Since the first round of assessment in 2014, the REF has been developed in order to ensure that the exercise provides accountability for public investment in research and evidence of its benefit as well as further emphasising the importance of environments that support research. Ready For REF 2021 will deliver comprehensive, practical insights to assist in delivering high-quality outputs, measuring impact and nurturing research environments.
The agenda includes presentations designed to help higher education institutions improve outputs, processes, codes of practice and interdisciplinary research for REF 2021 submissions. Looking further afield, the conference will explore how clusters of universities are forming to enhance regional research capabilities and how domestic political uncertainty will impact the UK's collective research output and international contention.
As part of REF 2014, more than 6,000 Impact Case Studies were submitted by HE institutions to evidence the impact of their research and output. The new guidance places renewed emphasis on local impact - something the Minister of State is keen to spotlight; as civic engagement leaders, universities often spearhead local and regional growth.
The conference keynote address will review the new guidance and discuss the importance of HE institutions and research impact on their locality.
Tim Gore OBE will temporarily diverge from the domestic focus and metrics/guidelines-centric content of the conference's morning plenary session; to instead focus on the impact of Brexit on collaboration between British and European researchers and, by extension, REF outputs - in addition to the regulatory environment in which the ULIP exists that makes it REF ineligible.
Matthew Waddup, National Head of Policy and Campaigns, University and College Union (invited)
Dr Helen Turner, Director, Midlands Innovation (invited)
Tom Frostick, Senior Policy Advisor, The Royal Society (invited)
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Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. The free-to-visit space opened in London Bridge on 21 September 2018. Before our permanent home was ready, we ran a series of experimental, pre-opening seasons in pop-up locations across the King's College London and the city.
The Science Gallery London comprises:
Exhibition Galleries - on the first floor of the gallery is a large exhibition space where exhibitions will principally be shown with additional flexible space on the ground floor. The total exhibition space is circa 500m². Throughout these spaces there is easy access to power, data and lighting infrastructure.
Theatre with adjoining reception area – the theatre seats 150 and has retractable seating offering flexibility for workshops and receptions.
Meeting spaces – the first floor studio offers flexible space for meetings and events with excellent AV in place and catering to suit requirements. If you are interested to know more about private hire visit our hire pages.
Café– the ground floor modern British café overlooks the courtyard provide the perfect spot to relax and meet friends and colleagues over breakfast or lunch.