Research Excellence Framework Strategies for success #ref12
17 Sep 2012
Broadcast from London

Headline Speakers

As we approach the upcoming Research Excellence Framework, this conference will consider the implications for higher education, but also debate how institutions can look to maximise their impact. In a changing environment which provides new challenges and opportunities, learn from those shaping the new world and how it can impact on your institution.

We will also examine the important relationship between UK research growth and stimulating economic growth, and engagement with the public.

Manchester Network Hub:

Facilitator: Janet Knowles, Partner, Eversheds LLP

 

 

Programme
Pre-event interview Dr Andrew Plume
09:50
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and Journalist
Welcome and introduction

10:00
Professor Trevor J McMillan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, Lancaster University; and Chair of the 1994 Group's Research and Enterprise Policy Group
Creating the conditions for UK research to remain world leading

10:20
Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice President Research & Innovation, University of Manchester
UK research helping to drive economic growth

10:40
Questions and discussion: Session 1

11:00
Rt Hon David Willetts MP Minister for Universities and Science, Department of Business, Innovation and Science
Keynote address

11:30
Break
12:00
Professor Sir Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education
Predicting unintended consequences of the new framework

12:20
Paul Manners, Director, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
Ensuring UK research reaches out to the public

12:40
Dr Andrew Plume, Associate Director – Scientometrics and Market Analysis, Elsevier
UK Research Excellence, Collaboration and Brain Circulation – Adding to the Evidence

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:15
Break
14:00
Professor Michael Rowlinson, Professor of Organisation, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London; and The Association of Business Schools
Alternative methods to determine research quality

14:20
Dr Alisa Miller, Policy Officer, Research and Innovation; and Crest Network Co-Ordinator, GuildHE
Networking and supporting institutional research

14:40
Alison Mitchell, Deputy Director, Vitae
Supporting the next generation of researchers

15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:15
Break
15:40
Seminar Sessions: One of the following seminars will be shown live

15:40
Paul Manners, Director, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
Demonstrating Impact: developing impact case studies for the REF

15:40
James Fry, Partner, Eversheds LLP
IP and Legal considerations

15:40
Professor Geraldine Healy, Director, Centre for Equality and Diversity (CRED), Queen Mary, University of London
Ensuring equality and diversity is at the heart of research

15:40
Professor Geoff Rodgers Pro-Vice-Chancellor, for Research, Brunel University
Institutional strategies

16:45
End of broadcast