REF Portfolio Development Day
This training day offered an opportunity to discuss and workshop aspects of the REF portfolio submission. Visiting scholars who were involved in development and assessment processes during REF2014 will offered expertise, and the day included opportunities to discuss and develop aspects of future submissions.
Dr Lauren Redhead: introduction to REF Portfolio Workshop Day
An introduction to the theme of REF Portfolios, including reference to feedback from the REF2014 panels.
Prof Christopher Fox on REF Portfolios
Workshop description: Participants should prepare three statements about one of their PaR outputs, each statement no more than 300 words. Statement 1 is an account of what it is: medium, format, duration, mode of presentation, techniques involved, circumstances of dissemination. Statement 2 is an account of how it was made, from genesis to realisation. Statement 3 is an account of its research content in terms of the REF criteria: 'originality', 'significance' and ‘rigour’.
Prof Andy Lavender on REF Portfolios
Workshop description: Participants will address the broad consideration of Practice Research portfolios as four specific and separate areas: research aims, questions, timeline and findings. They will workshop share their own versions in their respective areas, and discuss and develop these with others in small groups, before opening out into broader discussion. This will allow participants to take their own view as to what is important in organising material, and how to focus on the research aspect of the portfolio rather than necessarily the project as a whole.