2016 – Plenary: From REF to TEF (IHR)


This year, our theme is From REF to TEF, reflecting concerns across the profession about how to balance the competing demands of research and teaching excellence. The plenary will build on last year’s successful event on the aftermath of REF2014. Speakers will address the implications of the Higher Education and Research Bill and the Stern Review for History departments, considering the shape that TEF will take in future as it gradually focuses at the disciplinary level, what the next REF might look like in practice and how it relates to previous research assessment exercises. This is a ‘must attend’ event and will provide an opportunity for networking and sharing of experiences across the History sector in HE.

Time and location: 11.00-15.30, 5 November 2016, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/history-uk-he-8453763993 or email Sue.Davison@sas.ac.uk for details.


10.30: Coffee

11.00: Introduction

11.15: Margot Finn (President-elect, RHS): Auditing the Audit Culture: From REF to TEF

12.00: Sir Rick Trainor (Rector, Exeter College, Oxford): History in Higher Education

12.45: Lunch

13.45: Geoff Stoakes (Head of Special Projects, HEA): The Teaching Excellence Framework: The Implications for Learning and Teaching

14.30: Marcus Collins (Co-Convenor, HUK): Who Teaches What, and Why? Comparing Undergraduate History Degrees

15.30: Close

15.45: History UK Business Meeting (all welcome to attend; to end by 17.00)