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15:45 - 17:00
7th Jun 2016


Room: Oxford

UK HE faces fierce global competition in fast changing turbulent times. If UK HEIs are to continue to punch above their weight internationally, producing research of world-leading quality at an impactful scale, they must sustain World Leading Researcher Environments. Different agendas touch on individual dimensions of the researcher environment (e.g. ethics and integrity, public engagement, equality & diversity, leadership & management, quality PGR & ECR provision) and operate or appear to operate independently. Each agenda is driven by a different discourse (e.g. by one of several national Concordats) and responsibility for delivering against that agenda falls to a different unit. If these agendas are to have greater impact on fostering World Leading Researcher Environments, and to create greater efficiencies, there needs to be alignment and integration in how agendas are delivered. Universities should nudge to a holistic approach that overcomes structural and cultural barriers and silos.    Drawing on analysis of REF2014 environment statements and an internal project exploring research culture, the session will start with a presentation designed to share Sheffield’s experience and stimulate a best practice sharing participatory workshop. HEIs of different size and structure have much to learn from each other – come with an open mind.

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Theme: Policy and Governance
Level: Management
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Date: 7th Jun 2016
Room: Oxford

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