Welcome to the sixth issue of the Research and Enterprise newsletter.
We have commenced REF Campus Briefings (page 18) and reflected on how things have changed since the last REF. Introduction of the ‘Impact’ measure exercised the sector 18 months prior to submission of REF2014 and, with 18 months to go until REF2021, it is all about Code of Practice, definition of Significant Responsibility for Research, decoupling of outputs from individuals and the approach to selection of outputs. I am pleased to report that we are making good progress, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many of you. Come along to one of the briefing sessions and hear about our plans and progress.
Do save the date for our next university-wide Research and Enterprise Conference on Friday 5 July 2019 (page 18). In 2017, the conference enabled us to share our recently-launched Research and Enterprise Strategic Plan. Two years on, the event will be used to reflect on the progress we have made against our objectives and, of course, provide plenty of opportunities to network.
This issue also highlights some of the amazing achievements of our researchers, brings you an update on the activities of Brighton Futures and features one of our COREs – the Centre for Social, Environmental and Cultural Politics. I hope you find it informative.
Professor Tara Dean
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)