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  • Of Babies and Bathwater: Some things which worked well in REF2021

    17 May 2022 by Simon Green

    This blog was written by Professor Simon Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Aston University and a member of the Area Studies sub-panel both for REF 2014 and REF 2021. Results day for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is typically accompanied by two things. On the one hand, there is (understandable) jubilation…

  • REF2021: What have we learned?

    12 May 2022 by Dinah Birch

    Following the announcement of the results of REF2021 today, join us in conversation with David Sweeney, Executive Chair of Research England, at 3pm. Register for the webinar here. This blog was written by Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, and chair…

  • REF2021: The Research General Election

    9 May 2022 by Andrew Wathey

    This blog was written by Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Northumbria University, Newcastle. This is the third in a series of blogs reflecting on the REF, following Professor Geoff Rodgers’ blog yesterday which you can read here and Nick Hillman’s blog from Saturday. By repute, research assessment – once…

  • REF2021: Reflections on purpose before the big reveal

    8 May 2022 by Geoff Rodgers

    This blog was written by Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice Provost (Research) at Brunel University London. This is the second in a series of blogs reflecting on the REF, following HEPI Director Nick Hillman’s blog yesterday which you can read here. As REF results day approaches, feelings of anxiety before the big reveal begin…

  • Politicians have opted to drive a big wedge between teaching and research (in England) – so why is research funding still linked to the tuition fee cap?

    1 September 2022 by Nick Hillman

    TD;LR What is the best answer to this question: why can’t institutions move from the highly regulated Approved (fee cap) category at the Office for Students to the also tightly regulated Approved category and still receive ‘Quality Related’ research funding? For many years, I’ve been screaming into the void (or so…

  • We need our brilliant modern universities to tackle the big issues of the future 

    4 July 2022 by Rachel Hewitt

    This blog was kindly contributed by Rachel Hewitt, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities. Rachel formerly worked at the Higher Education Policy Institute, as Director of Policy and Advocacy. Before this, Rachel held a number of roles at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). It has been almost…

  • What makes a good REF impact case study?

    24 June 2022 by Alexis Brown

    Alexis Brown is Director of Policy and Advocacy at HEPI. HEPI has covered the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in a series of blogs by Dinah Birch, Rory Duncan, Simon Green, Andrew Linn, Cillian Ryan and Di Bailey, Bahram Bekhradnia, Peter Mandler, Andrew Wathey, Geoff Rodgers, and Nick Hillman.  This week,…

  • What does Open Research mean for the future of the REF? The next REF could better recognise the diversity of roles contributing to research

    30 May 2022 by James Cleaver, Gemma Derrick and Simon Hettrick

    In this latest contribution to our series of blogs on the REF, James Cleaver, Dr Gemma Derrick and Professor Simon Hettrick take a look at the potential implications for research assessment, were more open research practices adopted and a wider range of research outputs recognised. It is pleasing to see a broad…