Developing and assessing impact for the REF

REF logo A free, half-day event, supported by HEFCE, for HEIs across the south of England.

With presentations from HEFCE, three impact pilot panel members and an impact pilot institution, this event will provide an update on the current developments with the REF, focusing specifically on the assessment of impact.

The event is aimed primarily at academics likely to be submitted to the REF, or those who will be leading submissions for their HEI. It will provide a forum for networking and discussion around preparations for the impact element of the REF.

When and where:
Date: Thursday 19 May 2011
Time: 9am - 2pm
Venue: Bournemouth University, Marconi Lecture Theatre, Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus, Poole, BH12 5BB
Cost: The event is free to attend but booking is essential.

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Provisional programme:

Time Activity
09:00 - 09:30 Coffee and registration
09:30 - 09:40  Introduction and welcome
Prof John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University
09:40 - 10:25 HEFCE update on the REF and assessment of impact
Chris Taylor, Deputy REF Manager, HEFCE
10:25 - 10:55 The REF impact pilot – pilot institution presentation
Prof Jim Griffiths, Professor of Engineering Geology and Geomorphology, University of Plymouth
10:55 - 11:15 Morning break
11:15 - 12:55

The REF impact pilot – panel member presentations
Presentations from three REF impact pilot panel members focusing on:

  • Strong and weak case studies
  • How the panels assessed the case studies
  • The role of research users on the panels

Speakers confirmed so far:
Prof Peter Taylor-Gooby, University of Kent (Social Work and Social Policy panel)

Prof James Goodwin, Head of Research, Age UK (Social Work and Social Policy Panel)

Prof Roy Harrison OBE, Professor of Environmental Health, University of Birmingham (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences panel)

Dr Mari Williams, Research Councils UK, (Clinical Medicine panel observer and steering group member)

Dr Kathryn Monk, Science Strategy Manager, Environment Agency Wales (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences panel member)

12:55 - 13:25 Q&A session with all participants
13:25 - 13:30 External event close
Prof Matthew Bennett, PVC (Research, Enterprise & Internationalisation), Bournemouth University
13:30 - 14:00 Lunch

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