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REF2021 Research Forum. 30 January 2018

HEFCE recently published a second set of decisions with regards to the Stern’s recommended changes for REF2021, which can be found here

Following this, the Research & Enterprise Integrity and Development Office (REIDO, formally under RED) will host an open Forum where researchers across the University will be given the opportunity to discuss the implications of these decisions.
The REF2021 Research Forum will take place on Tuesday the 30th of January 2018 from 12noon to 2pm, on North Holmes Campus.
To book a place please email and you will receive a calendar invitation with a room confirmation.


Dementia 2020 – The next Phase


Dementia 2020 – The Next Phase is an opportunity to consider progress of the Implementation Plan up to 2018 and will assess whether it has achieved the actions included as it moves into phase two. This conference will allow participants hearing from senior leaders from many of the key partner organisations involved in the 2020 Challenge.

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The University Internship Programme 2018 – Open For Applications

Applications are now invited for projects which give students experience of working with staff on real research and knowledge exchange projects with high quality outcomes.
Academics are invited to apply for a CCCU intern to work with them on a relevant and clearly defined project, creating additional capacity to carry out RKE activity in areas that are likely to result in tangible outputs.

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Higher Education Academy


Merger of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)

As you may well have read or heard, the Boards of the HEA, ECU and LFHE have formally agreed to the merger of our respective agencies.

The merger follows the recommendations published earlier this year in the review of higher education sector agencies led by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, on behalf of Universities UK and GuildHE.

The merger is fully supported by HEA, believing that a single, more holistic body will be well-placed and cost effective in supporting higher education providers to meet strategic challenges as they relate to teaching and learning, equality and diversity, and leadership and governance. Promoting and supporting teaching excellence will be a core component of the new organisation’s work.

The HEA Fellowship scheme, aligned to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF), will be retained when the new organisation forms, meaning that staff who teach or support learning may continue to apply to have their work and commitment to teaching rewarded under the scheme. Continue reading Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy


Leading global figures join judging panel for the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award


The independent judging panel for the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award is made up of 14 leading educationalists from around the world – Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Heading up the judging panel, Svava Bjarnason, founding Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, will continue in her role as Chair.

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The Health Foundation Newsletter – Nov 2017


Breaking boundaries: redesigning pathways and services to improve care

Redesigning services across traditional care boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments with differing professional viewpoints and varying organisational priorities while getting on with the day job of delivering high quality health care is a huge task. We dip into some of the work going on to redesign care and ask what works to bring about change.

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