REF2021: Call for Additional Sub-panel Nominations

The four UK funding bodies are inviting nominations for further members and assessors for the REF sub-panels.

Further appointments will ensure each sub-panel has an appropriate breadth of expertise and volume of panel members necessary for the assessment of REF submissions. Sub-panels will consider new nominations alongside candidates nominated in 2017, but not appointed at that stage.

As you will be aware, there have been concerns that Welsh HEIs have been under-represented in previous assessment exercises.

They particularly welcome nominations of candidates from groups previously under-represented on assessment panels, including women, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and disabled people.

The Society is a nominating body and the Executive has agreed to nominate Fellows who are interested in participating. If you are interested in this opportunity, please check this document, which sets out the specific areas of expertise in which nominations are sought. If you have relevant expertise, and wish to be nominated by the Society, please contact Dr Sarah Morse as soon as possible, and before 28 August at the very latest.