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Friday 22 Jan 2016Physics Impact Workshop

Professor Tim Harries (Chair) - Director of Research, Physics and Astronomy

Amory Room A128 11:00-15:30

This Physics Impact workshop will take place on Friday, 22nd January, starting at 11am and finishing by 3.30pm. A buffet lunch will be provided.

In the morning we will have talks from Roy Sambles and Miles Padgett, who were both in the Physics panel for REF2014. They will outline what made the best impact cases last time, and specifically what distinguishes a 4* case from a 3* case. They will also provide comments about papers as well, since we will be asked to nominate two papers for REF2020 in the Research Output Monitoring exercise this year. We will also hear from Claire Packman (Impact, Innovation and Business) about professional services support for impact, and routes to financial support. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion with Roy, Miles, and Claire before and over lunch.

In the afternoon we will have roundtable discussions of our impact cases, and try and identify those that are priorities for REF2020. There will be professional services staff there to help draw up timelines and milestones. We will also have a selection of “similar” impact cases from REF2014 for you to read and critique.

Our aim by the end will be to have a solid understanding of where we stand, which cases are the ones that will go forward, and what we are going to do to get them into the best possible shape by REF2020.

Since Impact cases are essentially “tickets” to the REF, all academic staff should be invested in getting together the best set of cases. Tim Harries and Nick Stone request that *all staff* attend the day if availability allows - not just those directly involved with our proposed impact cases.

Please could you register your attendance by clicking 'visit website' below (by the end of this week 15th Jan) so that we know you are coming, and to make sure we cater for any special dietary requirements.

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