Sector news

  • Reddit's Ask Me Anything

    Just before Christmas I blogged on our use of Facebook Live to engage our social media followers in a new way about our research and expertise. This time it's the turn of another social media tool: Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' (AMAs). ...

  • Making sense of Stern

    The long-awaited Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) was published last week which outlines a number of recommendations in advance of the next assessment submission. This autumn we expect to see a consultation on the detailed guidance with...

  • Encouraging shift in how our students rate our research reputation

    Data is back from the latest Higher Expectations Survey 2015 and there’s an encouraging sign when it comes to how our students rate the University’s reputation for research excellence. When asked the question - ‘Thinking back to when you were...

  • Today’s the day for Open Access

    HEFCE’s Open Access Policy comes into force today which has important implications across all our research and will be a critical factor when it comes to the next REF assessment. From today (1 April 2016) all journal articles and conference...

  • Giving Higher Education the Digital Edge

    Billboards that produce clean drinking water, leaflets with chips in which interact with posters, interactive games which compare you to the rest of the country, and video selfies are just some of the creative ideas which came out of the 'Giving...