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Membership 2021/22

The Registrar (Chair) Rachel Sandby-Thomas*
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Caroline Meyer*
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Chris Hughes*
Vice-President (National & Regional Engagement) Professor Simon Swain*
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Knowledge Exchange & Partnerships) Professor Kerry Kirwan
Director, Research & Impact Services Dr Navdeep Bains
Director, Regional Engagement Dr Andrew Todd
Deputy Director (Finance) Chris Key*
Director of Innovation David Plumb

*A sub-set of the KEG responsible for reviewing internal HEIF bids and for making recommendations with regards to funding to UEB.

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Terms of Reference

(1) To Oversee the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of the University’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) KE Strategy.

(2) To monitor performance of the University’s HEIF KE strategy, both at individual project and programme level, and oversee the production of the annual Statutory HEIF Return.

(3) To lead and oversee the production of the institutional HEBCI return, and the production and the submission of the University’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) data. This to include support for the development and implementation of effective and timely KEF and HEBCI output capture across the University.

(4) To lead and oversee the delivery of the priority projects included in the University’s Research England approved Knowledge Exchange Concordat Action Plan.

(5) To advise on any actions required by the University to improve future KEF metrics, once these metrics are finalised by Research England.

(6) To develop a contingency list of HEIF eligible projects, to support the effective utilisation of in-year underspend.

(7) To invite and receive presentations from internally funded HEIF projects, making recommendations as required to support continued excellence in delivery.

(8) To provide strategic leadership and oversight to an ongoing programme of internal and external communications with regards to HEIF funded innovation projects.

(9) To ensure that HEIF funded activities and those progressed under the Knowledge Exchange Concordat Action Plan meet the requirements of Funders and contribute to the KE objectives in the University’s strategy ‘Leading the Way: Excellence with Purpose’.

(10) A sub-set of the KEG is responsible for reviewing internal HEIF bids and for making recommendations with regards to funding to UEB. The members of this sub-group are denoted with an asterisk (*) in the membership section.

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Reporting Structure

The Knowledge Exchange Group reports to the University Executive Board.

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Secretary: Dr Mark Bobe (Head of Innovation Programmes, Research and Impact Services)

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The Knowledge Exchange Group meets on a termly basis.

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