Author Archives: Einar Thorsen

MeCCSA letter to AHRC about Creative Industries Clusters

The below letter been sent by Natalie Fenton on 8th November 2017 to Professor Thompson of the AHRC concerns relating to the Call for the Creative Industries Clusters Programme from the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Subject Association (MeCCSA). We have not yet … Continue reading

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MeCCSA guidance for REF external advisor roles

Taking up at REF external advisor role? Please consider our REF research consultancy advisory paper Documented evidence, trade union research and anecdotal evidence, together, suggest that the REF scores arrived at by external advisors may be used by Departments to … Continue reading

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MeCCSA nominations for members of REF2021 panels

Process for requesting MeCCSA nomination for additional members of REF2021 Main Panel D and Sub-panels membership Members of the REF2021 expert panels will be appointed through a nominations process. Any association or organization with a clear interest in the conduct, … Continue reading

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Joint statement from BAFTSS and MeCCSA on REF2021 [Updated: response from HEFCE and Panel D Chair]

UPDATED: RESPONSE FROM HEFCE AND THE CHAIR OF PANEL D Recently BAFTSS and MeCCSA agreed the below joint statement in response to concern about the initial decisions by HECFCE regarding REF 2021 that included naming Film and Screen Studies explicitly in sub-panel 33 … Continue reading

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HEFCE call for the Appointment of Sub-Panel chairs for REF 2021

The MeCCSA Executive would like to draw colleagues’ attention to ‘Initial decisions on REF 2021’ (HEFCE Circular letter 33/2017). The funding bodies now wish to appoint a sub-panel chair for each of the 34 REF sub- panels listed in Annex … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28

Three-D, issue 28 (PDF, 4.7 Mb) – Latest In this issue: 1 2017 Election Special: HE policy, media and the campaign (Einar Thorsen) Election 20172 The idea of the University (Julian McDougall)4 Higher Education and the 2017 General Election Manifestos (Andrew Gunn)5 The … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Publishing research at the start of your career: a minefield

Patricia Prieto-BlancoUniversity of Brighton The com-modification of Higher Education is happening before our eyes. It is an issue affecting researchers globally and it impacts academia at various levels. Arguably, postgraduates and early career researchers suffer the most as they are … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Women in the media industries: inputs and influences

Gamze ToylanDe Montfort University The aim of this event was to a) learn about professional roles and practices of a variety of professionals from a TV, film, radio and digital game design, and b) discuss how aspects such as age, … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3

Rosalind BruntSheffield Hallam University A date for your diaries: Sheffield Hallam University, Thursday 7 September, 2017. This will be an all-day event: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3. It is organised jointly by the Social Movements and Climate Change Networks … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Radio Studies Network report

Helen GubbinsUniversity of Sheffield The 2017 MeCCSA Conference in Leeds saw the appointment of a new Chair (Josephine Coleman, Birkbeck College) and Deputy Chair (Helen Gubbins, University of Sheffield), to the Radio Studies Network (RSN), and the establishment of a … Continue reading

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