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What a difference a year makes

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Jennifer Evans

As institutions start to draft their responses to the Green Paper, and “a review of REF” kicks off, led by Lord Nicholas Stern, it seems vaguely sensible to point people towards things which have already been reviewed and cogitated on numerous times over – even just – the last 12 months. For example, this morning
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Something is coming… what do we know?

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Jennifer Evans

It’s been a fair old while since my last post, and not an awful lot has changed. But ahead of the publication of the Nurse Review (expected on the 19th November) and the Comprehensive Spending Review (due on the 25th November), some reflections to help manage expectations might be valuable. The Higher Education Green Paper
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Review, review and yet more review

Posted on September 28, 2015 by Jennifer Evans

It’s genuinely all change everywhere at the moment… or at least on the cusp of potential change perhaps. Labour leadership, the McKinsey report and REF consultation delays are making for a rather pensive feeling across the HEI sector at the moment. Before any of this we had just responded to the Nurse review of Research Councils,
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“Interoperability” – making systems work together

Posted on August 7, 2015 by Jennifer Evans

We all know how much work goes into pulling an RCUK application together… and then you have to put it into the electronic application system! The range of systems which ‘support’ the development of research are recognised as time-consuming and unwieldy, so thankfully a joint project between JISC and RCUK is looking at how systems
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