Engagement Forum Report of Discussions - 20 February 2019

RE-P-2019-02

Research England held the latest in its series of Engagement Forums on 20 February 2019 in Birmingham. This third event explored how universities interact with and contribute to the national policy agenda, and gave delegates the opportunity to share their insights and experiences. Over 100 delegates representing 82 universities and 9 stakeholder and mission groups offered a broad range of viewpoints to the day’s discussions.

Research England Council member and Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at the Royal College of Art, Professor Naren Barfield, provided the opening remarks, commenting on Research England’s progress one year into its existence. He also touched on Research England’s commitment to engaging directly with the sector through its Institutional Engagement Managers and other mechanisms, and why that dialogue is so important.