Research Impact: Evidencing the REF 14th July 2015, Kings House Conference Centre, Manchester

Over 205 delegates registered to our upcoming event and the programme is now fully confirmed.

Research Impact: Evidencing the REF conference which will loo into case studies and testimonials to help universities effectively measure impact and offer practical guidance on delivering high quality submissions across disciplines and projects.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Last year the research of one hundred and fifty four UK universities was assessed with thirty percent of submissions judged to be world-leading. The four UK higher education funding bodies allocate over 2 billion ponds per year of research funding to universities, in 2015-16 and beyond. REF exercise will be informing the distribution of funds on the basis of quality and impact of research in all disciplines.

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Some of the topics covered include:

Benefit from an in-depth look at the plans for future REF exercises.
Practical guidance, advice and solutions to assist universities in improving the quality of REF submissions.
The impact of the Research Excellence Framework and how the assessment process will inform future submissions and assessment.
Learn how to best evidence impact, excellence and diversity across a variety of disciplines.
Examples of good practice and improvements for future REF exercises.
Insight into the intended and unintended consequences of the REF exercise.

Delegates will hear from a wide range of expert speakers across sectors, including:

Dr Steven Hill, Head of Policy Research, HEFCE
Dr Catriona Manville, Senior Analyst, RAND Europe
Professor Luke Georghiou Vice-President for Research and Innovation, University of Manchester
Aaron Porter, Director of External Affairs at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB); Associate Director (Governance) for the Leadership Foundation
Panel Debate:
Reflections on the types of impact
Professor Brian Foster, Professor of Experimental Physics, Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford; Member REF panel B
Simon Tanner, Department of Digital Humanities, Kings College London

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