9th Apr 2015

Research Impact: Evidencing the REF

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2015 from 08:30 to 13:30

Manchester Conference Centre
78 Sackville St
M1 3NJ Manchester

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Last year the research of 154 UK universities was assessed with 30% of submissions judged to be world-leading.

This event will explore case studies and testimonials to help universities effectively measure impact and offer practical guidance on delivering high quality submissions across disciplines and projects.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Research Impact: Delivering Excellence
  • Assessment and evaluation process
  • Impact of the REF: What are the factors leading to high performance?
  • Case Studies: Lessons from REF applications - Outputs, Impact and Environment
  • Understanding outcomes and gathering evidence
  • Reflections on the 6 types of impact

The benefits of attending include:

  • Benefit from an in-depth look at the plans for future REF exercises.
  • Practical guidance, advice and solutions to assist universities in improving the quality of REF submissions.
  • The impact of the Research Excellence Framework and how the assessment process will inform future submissions and assessment.
  • Learn how to best evidence impact, excellence and diversity across a variety of disciplines.
  • Examples of good practice and improvements for future REF exercises.
  • Insight into the intended and unintended consequences of the REF exercise.

If you would like to know more about this event, please click here for more details.

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