Southern Universities REF Event - REF panel criteria and working methods

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

With presentations from the REF team, the Chairs of Main Panels A and D, and two sub-panel chairs, this event will provide an update on the current developments with the REF and the confirmed REF panel criteria and working methods, focusing specifically on the assessment of impact within each of the Main Panels.

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 REF.

When and where:
Date: Wednesday 22 February 2012
Time: 9.30am - 2pm (registration from 9:30 - 10:00)
Venue: Bournemouth University
             KG01, 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
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee and registration
10:00 - 10:30  REF Team overview of the REF assessment framework
Chris Taylor, Deputy REF Project Manager, REF Team
10:30 - 11:00 Similarities between the four Main Panel working methods and criteria
Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of Main Panel A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning break
11:30 - 12:15

Panel specifics, differences and impact assessment
There will be concurrent sessions, one for each of the four Main Panels. Attendees choose which one to attend.

  • Main Panel A:   Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of Main Panel A
  • Main Panel B:   Professor Philip Nelson, Chair of sub-panel 15 (General Engineering)
  • Main Panel C:   Professor John Scott, Chair of sub-panel 23 (Sociology)
  • Main Panel D:   Professor Bruce Brown, Chair of Main Panel D
12:15 - 13:00

Panel Q&A session with all participants

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, networking and close

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