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 from across the UK and invited responses from the higher education sector as well asorganisations …Continue Reading

Response to ‘Taking Forward the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property’

Christine Geraghty, MeCCSA Chair 7 April 2008 ‘Taking Forward the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property: the Proposed Changes to Copyright Exceptions’ (UK Intellectual Property Office, 2008) In responding to this consultation by the UK Intellectual Property Office, MeCCSA, the Higher Education Subject Association representing academics and researchers in the broad discipline of Communications, Cultural and …Continue Reading

The issues facing the British Film Institute National Library

MeCCSA position paper, January 2007 MeCCSA is the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association is the HE subject association which represents academics and departments researching in film, television and related area in the UK. We present this paper as a contribution to the current debate and to stress the crucial importance of the collections which …Continue Reading

HEFCE Consultation paper 2003/42: a preliminary response

HEFCE Consultation paper 2003/42: A preliminary response from MeCCSA November 2003 In 1999 the relevant subject association, then titled the Standing Conference on Cultural, Communication, and Media Studies) was consulted about the formation of an advisory group to assess funding for teaching in cost centre 30. This group, the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Standing …Continue Reading

HM Treasury ‘Lambert Review’ of Business-University Collaboration

September 2003 This Association (MeCCSA) represents departments and scholars in its fields in UK universities. Our fields extend across both social science and humanities disciplines, and the Association’s members engage in education and research embracing a diversity of approaches, from the intensely vocational to the substantially theoretical. We welcome this opportunity to comment on the …Continue Reading

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