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Special HE sector conferences - December 2018: REF & post-92

20 August 2018

Information on the special sector conference on the REF, and the special meeting of post-92/HE2000 Scotland branches, being held on 7 December 2018.

The business of the two conferences are:

  1. Special sector conference on Research Excellence Framework (REF) to discuss the threat of the REF 
  2. Special meeting of post-92/HE2000 Scotland branches in defence of the post-92 national contract

Both these conferences will take place on Friday 7 December

Venue & times

Business will start from 09:30; registration from 08:45.

09:30 - 12:30  Special sector conference on REF

13:15 - 16:45  Special meeting of Post-92/HE2000 contract branches

The conference was held at the Mechanics Institute, Manchester.

Delegate entitlements for both is two per employer. All representatives can register for both meetings. However If you are a pre-92 representative you will attend the post-92 meeting as an observer only.

Programme for REF (09:30 - 12:30)

09:30-09:40       Chair's welcome and overview of the day

09:40-10:20       Key note speaker with Q&A

10:20-11:00       REF survey presentation with panel discussion Q&A

11:00-11:15       Comfort break

11:15-12:00       Groups - themed; self-select on the day

12:00-12:30       Report back on plenary

12:30                    Closing remarks

Programme post-92/HE2000 contract

13:15-13:25        Chair's welcome and overview of the day

13:25-14:15        Presentation on the post-92 contract/HE2000 contract with Q&A

14:15-14:55        Post-92/HE2000 contract survey presentation and panel discussion Q&A

14:55-15:10        Comfort break

15:10-16:00        Groups - themed; self-select on the day

15:55-16:25        Report back and plenary

16:30         Closing remarks

Survey of post-92/HE2000 branches on the REF and the national contracts

The HE Sector Conference in May resolved a survey of post-92 branches on the impact of the REF in post-92 institutions. Conference also resolved that post-92 branches would be surveyed in regards to the various threats and challenges to the post-92 contract and how UCU was responding as part of the union's defence of the national contract. This debate and the decisions also included the post-92 variant in Scotland, the HE2000 Contract.

Below you will find a short survey specific to branches in post-92 institutions as well as those in Scotland covered by HE2000. The survey is in two parts; the first part dealing with the REF and how it impacts in the post-92 and HE2000 institutions, the second part of the survey is specific to the national contracts themselves.

Click here for the survey [14kb]

Last updated: 17 August 2021