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Consultation events

The four UK funding bodies held five events during the consultation period for delegates from higher education institutions (HEIs). The events outlined the key consultation questions and proposals and offered the opportunity to raise any issues for clarification and discussion. The events were attended by representatives from the majority of UK HEIs with an interest in submitting to the next REF.

We also hosted a series of webinars, replicating key content from the consultation events and to reflect on some of the common issues raised. Recordings of the webinars will be available on this page from 15 February 2017. 

REF webinar slides and videos

Overall approach, UOA structure and panels: Video

Staff and outputs: Video

Impact, environment and institutional level: Video


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Page last updated 13 February 2017