Research Professional Updates

Fears of empty promises for research amid political chaos

Chances of a no-deal Brexit that could severely damage the UK’s research base have rocketed after a series of shock political moves which have sparked disbelief and confusion.

Mad dogs and Englishmen

A summer of political manoeuvring has ratcheted up research fears.

Brexit puts focus on ‘science visas’

As the UK barrels towards Brexit, government proposals for a fast-track visa route for scientists have become a critical focus for research lobbying.

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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