Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bid Development Procedure Revised

We have recently revised and updated the university’s bid development procedure.

This document provides a set of procedures to ensure proposals to external funders are of the highest quality and that the financial, reputational and capacity implications have been considered prior to submission.

(Please note, a ‘bid’ refers to any form of proposal for external funding. This includes grant proposals, tenders, and business plans to deliver research and knowledge exchange activity, including consultancy and CPD.)

The revisions include:

  • recommended internal deadlines to ensure adequate time for internal approval processes (page 2)
  • holding a project set-up meeting if bids are successful, to enhance project management (page 7)

The procedure document also gives guidance on the peer review process and includes the Peer Review Template.

The revised document is available from the RED web pages here: CCCU Bid Development Procedure

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact your RKE Development Manager.

RKE forum on Quantitative Research Methods Network & Security Sensitive Issues

When: Thursday 1st October, 12-2pm
Where: Canterbury North Holmes Road campus (room TBC)

Our next RKE Forum will have two themes.

The first half (approx. 12-1pm) will mark the official launch of the Quantitative Research Methods Network and discuss ways forward for its development.

The second half will be dedicated to the discussion of issues that might affect staff and students carrying out research on security sensitive issues, such as terrorism, people trafficking, child abuse, money laundering etc.

You are welcome to attend all or just part of the forum.  We will provide drinks but please bring your own lunch.

RKE Forums are an opportunity for colleagues to find out about the latest developments in RKE policy, current research happening across the institution and discuss Research and Knowledge Exchange related matters.

Please register your attendance by emailing Nicole Robinson.

Celebrate the achievements of RED’s 2015 Summer Internship Scheme

When: 30th September 2015, 11:30am- 1:30pm
Where: Augustine Hall, Canterbury

For ten weeks over the summer 40 students have been working with academic colleagues across the University as paid interns on research and knowledge exchange projects. The internships have supported departmental and individual research and KE activity and enabled students to develop their research interests, experience and skills.

To celebrate the achievements and disseminate the outcomes, academic leads and their interns will present posters at the event.  After this there will be a buffet lunch and the opportunity to browse the posters and ask questions.

Please register your intention to attend by emailing

You can also find out about some of the 2015 internship projects on our YouTube playlist here:

Getting started with your new funded RKE project

Have you recently been awarded funding for an RKE project? Congratulations!

If you’re new to running funded RKE projects at CCCU, you’ll probably have lots of questions on how to get your project up-and-running.  For example:

  • Do I need ethical approval before I start?
  • Who checks and signs the contract(s)?
  • How do I recruit and pay the project staff?
  • How do I get a project code so I can start spending the money?
  • How do I get a press release to promote the project?

RED offers project management advice and support to help get your project set up smoothly.  The essential information is covered in our Project Management Support Pack.  You can also browse the FAQs on our Project Management Support web page.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about managing RKE projects at CCCU, please contact Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager .