GuildHE today (07 February 2019) welcomes Research England’s announcement that nine small and specialist higher education providers will be included within the KEF Pilot Exercise.

The KEF Pilot Exercise is to include 21 English institutions in total. Seven GuildHE, CREST and ukadia members are represented, covering a variety of disciplines and locations. They are:

  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Cumbria University
  • Solent University
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Worcester

Gordon McKenzie, CEO of GuildHE said:

“We are pleased to see that efforts have been made to represent the diversity of the higher education sector.

We look forward to working with all our members and Research England in continuing to develop a KEF that works for all higher education providers and their many forms of knowledge exchange activities.”


You can find further information on the KEF and the full list of pilots on the Research England website.

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