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Use of metrics in research assessment

A HEFCE consultation is underway on the potential use of metrics in research assessment. This is a potentially very damaging development for multiple reasons. Paul Kirby and I have written a response to the consultation  .   If you would like to add your name as an endorsement please email me by June 28th.

Dr Meera Sabaratnam
Lecturer in International Relations
Room 4413, Main Building, Department of Politics & International Studies
SOAS, University of London,


REF survey highlights widespread concerns

UCU has published a report based on around 7000 responses to a survey carried out in the summer.   Responses were received from staff across academic grades and in 153 Higher Education institutions (HEIs), demonstrating the strength of feeling on the REF among academic staff in the UK. (more…)