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July 13, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Academic Careers.

Useful Q&A discussion about REF for Postdocs on Wednesday 18th July at 12-12.45pm.

Research Staff Blog

If you’re a researcher in a UK HE institution, it’s likely that you’ll have heard about the REF 2014 – the Research Excellence Framework which assesses the quality of research in Higher Education institutions. Although not taking place until 2014, the REF is already having a substantial impact on universities and for early career researchers or those approaching the end of a PhD, the REF has signficant implications for career planning, job applications, and research/publication strategy.

So, how can ECRs best prepare themselves for the REF? Is your research profile REF-able, and how can you strengthen your publication record? What counts as “impact” in the context of the REF? How does the REF impact those in part-time or temporary positions? These are among the questions we’ll be addressing in this Online Q&A session.

Join us on the blog from 12-12.45pm on Wednesday 18th July, where a panel of experts…

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