Research Excellence Framework – REF 2021

In this REF 2021 course we explore Equality, Diversity and the REF, with the focus on Universities. The course helps to explain research outputs in relation to staff circumstances and use this to provide many different scenarios to explore this in more detail, whilst discussing the crucial need to apply internal codes of practice.

Sectors

  • corporate
  • health
  • higher-education
  • further-education
  • financial-legal-services
  • legal-2
  • charity

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Since the original REF 2014, there have been a raft of extensive changes to how research outputs are calculated, how outputs are selected and the new requirements to document how Equity, Equality and Transparency are embedded within every step of the REF submission process.  This course is designed to introduce staff that are either directly involved in the committees and groups set up to facilitate the university’s submission to REF 2021,as well as those wishing to learn more about the REF 2021 and the impact our hidden biases may have on our decision making.

The course uses media-rich graphics interactions, quizzes and scenarios to engage learners and motivate them to understand the major changes to the REF submission process and how their unconscious biases can implicitly influence university staff member’s careers, the university’s reputation and the wider research community.

By the end of this course, learners will be confident about –

  • The new processes and documentation required for the 2021 REF submission,
  • Why equality and diversity are important to the ref,
  • How to calculate the research outputs for eligible staff,
  • What circumstances can be considered when reducing individual staff outputs
  • The impact of unconscious biases on decision making
  • The legal context
  • And the universities code of practice and equality impact analysis.

Learning by design

The course uses media-rich graphics interactions, quizzes and scenarios to engage learners and motivate them to understand the major changes to the REF submission process and how their unconscious biases can implicitly influence university staff member’s careers, the university’s reputation and the wider research community.

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If you buy any of our e-learning courses you’ll get all the updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with current legislation.

Easy to implement & customise

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learn more

If you would like a free trial of this course or find out more about our training courses please call +44 (0)845 123 3909 or get in touch using our contact form.

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When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need

Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner-Centric

Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes

We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Engagement

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners

Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

What’s in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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