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 (Music, Dance, Drama, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies). This joint statement was sent to …Continue Reading

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the consultation on the second REF

Submitted 12th March 2017 This is the response by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) to the Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework. The consultation sets out proposals on how to implement the next Research Excellence Framework, building on the REF 2014 and incorporating the principles identified in Lord Stern’s Independent Review of the REF. …Continue Reading

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the DCMS consultation on the Leveson inquiry and its implementation

Submitted 9th January 2017 This is the response by the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) to the DCMS consultation on the Leveson inquiry and its implementation. MeCCSA is the professional association for the subjects of media, communications and cultural studies. This Association represents teachers, researchers, and students in its fields within UK Higher …Continue Reading

MeCCSA letter on Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry

The Government is currently consulting about two key issues relating to the implementation of the framework for independent self-regulation of the press that was agreed by Parliament after the first stage of the Leveson Inquiry. The consultation questions whether Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 should be commenced and if Part 2 of the …Continue Reading

Response submitted by MeCCSA to the Better use of data in government public consultation

Submitted 22nd April 2016 This response to the Better use of data in government public consultation is on behalf of MeCCSA (the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association) which is the subject association for academics and students in these fields in UK Higher Education. You can read the full response below or download a PDF version.

MeCCSA report on impact of HE policy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  This report presents evidence and provides analysis of the consequences of changes to government policy and funding structures in higher education in the UK[1], in the fields of semedia, communications and cultural studies. The removal of the block teaching grant for subjects in arts, humanities and social sciences, along with the implementation of …Continue Reading

MeCCSA Response to REF2014, panel criteria and working methods

Summary of MeCCSA’s response to the REF2014 consultation on draft panel criteria and working methods. Name : Prof. Peter Golding Position : Hon. Sec. Institution/organisation : Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Email : peter.golding@northumbria.ac.uk Responding as : Academic association or learned society Address : Ellison Place Town : Newcastle upon Tyne County : Tyne and …Continue Reading

MeCCSA Response to Higher Education White Paper

MeCCSA’s response to the White Paper arises from a period of discussion and dialogue with members over the consultation period. Our response is divided into the following sections that reflect the key concerns of our members: Education vs. employability; Contestable Student Places; ‘Efficiency’ Savings; Education for sale and for profit; Micro-Management or Accountability?; Inequality; Employer Sponsorship; The Role of HEFCE.

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