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Researcher Development : Research Excellence Framework - what this means for you and your research



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

The broad aims and key issues concerning research staff members regarding the Research Excellence Framework (REF) will be discussed along with an overview from Dr Allison McCaig (REF Manager, Research and Knowledge Transfer).

Case studies from the University preparation for the REF will be presented from both the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Science and Engineering, Technology, Mathematics and Medicine which will be used to guide a discussion which will highlight what the REF is trying to achieve, why it is important to you and what you should be doing in your research to make the most of the REF.

The session will be informal and informative.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand what the REF is for.

- Understand who the REF is for.

- Understand how the REF can affect you and your research.

- Understand what you should be doing to make sure your research has impact that will benefit not only the University, but your future career.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by staff from the Research Services team.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"I found the session informative, questions were welcomed and answered"- Research Staff member in the Business School.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

This course occurs on the following dates
31/05/2018 TBC 11:00 12:30 Free 27
02/07/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 14:00 15:30 Free Allison Mccaig 27

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