REF 2021 Guidance published

Final copies of the Guidance on Submissions (the technical rules for the REF) and the Panel Criteria and Working Methods (how the panels will operate) were published on the REF2021 website on Thursday 31 January. Alongside these were published a note from the REF Steering Group explaining the key decisions which helped to shape these … Continue reading “REF 2021 Guidance published”

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Engage 2018 – Notes from the NCCPE’s 10th birthday bash

By Dr Caroline Gillett, Research Engagement Officer At the very end of November 2018 the core PER team (Leah Fitzsimmons and myself, Caroline Gillett) travelled up to Edinburgh for what was the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s (NCCPE) 10th birthday year and their 10th ENGAGE event. For those who don’t know, ENGAGE is the annual conference for public engagement … Continue reading “Engage 2018 – Notes from the NCCPE’s 10th birthday bash”

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The Five(ish) Ws of Impact Evaluation

Guest blog post by Beth Clewes Impact Development Officer, College of Social Sciences With REF2021 submission creeping ever closer (less than 2 years to go!), and the impact agenda becoming further embedded into research activities in universities across the UK, a question that is increasingly being considered by academics and professional services staff alike is … Continue reading “The Five(ish) Ws of Impact Evaluation”

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Getting Started with Impact: Tips for Early Project Planning

Guest blog by Gemma Scott, Impact Development Officer, College of Social Sciences ‘Impact’ is increasingly shaping the landscape of academic research in the UK and beyond. The Research Excellence Framework has increased the weighting of its impact component, so that it in 2021 impact case studies will count for a quarter of the overall assessment. … Continue reading “Getting Started with Impact: Tips for Early Project Planning”

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Economic Diplomacy and Connectivity: The Continuing Contribution of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

by guest writer Professor Stefan Wolff Economic connectivity – reducing barriers to economic exchange and promoting economic ties – is often considered as an instrument to reduce confrontation, build confidence, generate synergies, and enhance co-operation between countries. With a view to further exploring both the opportunities and challenges associated with economic connectivity, the Office of … Continue reading “Economic Diplomacy and Connectivity: The Continuing Contribution of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)”

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Influencing Large-Scale Housing Developments in the UK: Involving Children and Young People

Guest post by Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill and Professor Peter Kraftl On 28th February 2018, Peter Kraftl, Sophie Hadfield-Hill and Alex Laxton organised a workshop for Local Authorities who are delivering new ‘Garden Towns and Villages’ around England. Currently, through this scheme, the UK Government is committed to building 14 new Garden Villages and 9 Towns, although … Continue reading “Influencing Large-Scale Housing Developments in the UK: Involving Children and Young People”

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