Outcomes from the KEF consultation and pilot exercises were published by Research England in August, followed not long afterwards by the formal announcement of HESA’s review of the HE-BCI data. The Outcomes document usefully compares the (written) consultation with the focus-group approach of the pilots. It’s fair to say that there were no surprises in the outcomes and that there is a degree of acceptance in the sector around the KEF – at least until more detail on its implementation are released. But we agree that the process has been sound and has really benefited the sector’s own understanding of KE. Reflections on the visual presentation of KEF cluster data were useful and the acknowledgement that the KEF should be flexible in this respect, for different audiences, is a welcome conclusion. Click here to learn more.
PraxisAuril’s training courses are all about self-improvement and we’re starting the new academic year with a new course: Foundations of Knowledge Exchange. This is an important training companion to our policy-led member-based conversations around the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the KE Concordat. My hope for this course is that it will attract people who haven’t met PraxisAuril before, who might not work fully in KE but have some interest or responsibilities therein and just want to have better understanding of what this KE agenda is all about anyway. As ever, non-members are welcome. Full details are on our website and bookings are open.