Advance HE November Update

This month we launched a programme of engagement to explore how our Subject Networks should be shaped to ensure they are truly fit for the current and emerging needs of modern day HE. A number of round tables across the UK and online will take place in the next couple of months.

Jess Moody, Advance HE Senior Advisor, has been announced as Wonkhe’s ‘Social Media Wonk of the Year 2018’. The awards were held at the blog and think tank’s recent annual conference, ‘Wonkfest 2018’.

At the beginning of the month we celebrated the UK Teaching Excellence Awards winners at a ceremony in Edinburgh. On the night we brought together 54 new National Teaching Fellows and 15 Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) winners and shone a spotlight on 6 CATE winners for outstanding impact in this year’s awards.

Finally, we are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the University of Derby in adopting our Student Success Framework. Through adoption of the framework the University will create a more consistent and integrated approach to curriculum design, as well as enhancing its digital offering.

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About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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