Nominations are open for the Royal Society medal & awards.
The Royal Society awards a number of medals, awards and prize lectures which provide an opportunity to recognise outstanding scientific achievement. The awards range from subject specific medals to those celebrating the communication and promotion of science.
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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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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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Integrating, Coordinating and Transforming Services. April the 25th 2018 – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. For full information and conference details click here
Following the initial decisions circulated in September, HEFCE has announced their decisions in relation to staff and outputs for REF 2021. Previous decisions and further information can be found here
The decisions cover the following aspects of REF 2021:
• Submitting Staff
All staff with a significant responsibility for research will be returned to the REF, provided they are independent researchers. The core eligibility criteria is “academic staff on a 0.2FTE contract or greater, whose primary function is to undertake ‘research only’ or ‘teaching and research’”. Institutions will be required to implement processes to identify where staff meeting the core eligibility criteria do not have a significant responsibility for research. Further guidance relating to the definition of independent researchers will be issued in due course.
Staff are not expected to have an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for REF 2021 but very likely will be required to in future exercises. It is strongly encouraged therefore that submitted staff have an ORCID for this exercise in preparation. Continue reading HEFCE has announced their decisions in relation to staff and outputs for REF 2021
Fit for the future?
A high performing workforce is essential to delivering sustainable, high quality, and efficient care. However, the NHS and social care workforce is under significant strain. This newsletter digs deeper into some of the biggest challenges, and shares a range of ideas that could help to create a more resilient and integrated workforce. To read the full articles click here
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