AdvanceHE Update

Athena SWAN award holders are now able to reapply for their award using a process which focuses on progress made against their initial action plans and their future priorities. This means awardees will not have to make a full submission each time to retain their award. An Athena SWAN award remains valid for four years. The full details of the renewal process will be available on our website soon.

Following the launch of the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework last month. Alison Johns, Chief Executive at Advance HE, discusses the increasing importance of entrepreneurial learning in her blog, ‘Enterprise is for all students’. We also released a report, ‘Engaging students in entrepreneurship education: Thoughts on the present context and future challenges’, which sets out some of the key challenges in moving enterprise and entrepreneurship education forward. Author Professor Nick Williams, University of Leeds introduces the report, discussing the growth in this area and how measures of impact need to improve.

We’re delighted to announce that the NET2020 Conference, 8-10 September 2020, will be held at the University of Bath. Ahead of the conference, Sarah Cutforth, Conferences and Events Manager at Advance HE, shares her love of the city of Bath and discusses its unique place in the higher education landscape.

Finally, we’re delighted to confirm that Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for HE, Ireland and Harriett Minter, Journalist and Broadcaster, will be our keynote speakers for the Women in HE Conference 2020: Conditions for change – how can we accelerate change that tackles the treatment and inclusion of women?

Find out more and book now.

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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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