Category Archives: REF

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 27: Research Excellence Framework update

While a new acronym by name of TEF has started to haunt the nightmares of many an academic we are still keeping a wary eye on the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). With the publication of Lord Stern’s review of … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 18: The REF is coming

Peter Golding Northumbria University It is spring and a young academic’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of the REF.  Whether it should or it shouldn’t many academics are very much focused on the assessment of research to take place in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Response to HEFCE consultation on the REF

MeCCSA has responded to the consultation on proposals for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), promoted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The consultation had set out proposals for all key aspects of the framework and invited responses … Continue reading

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