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Executive Summary


1. This document is for consultation. The document sets out the draft guidance and criteria for the institutional level environment pilot which will be undertaken in parallel to the unit level assessment in REF 2021 and is supplementary to the Guidance on submissions (REF 2019/01) and the Panel criteria and working methods (REF 2019/02). Included at Appendix C are key considerations for feedback for institutional engagement workshops to be held in May 2019.

Action required

2. This document is for information, and no action is required by HEIs at this stage. Institutions are encouraged to consider their response to the key considerations at Appendix C of the document in advance of attendance at the HEI engagement workshops for the institutional environment pilot, to be held in May 2019.