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Day 1. Research and Policy

 09:00-10:00

Registration and refreshments

 10:00-10:10

Welcome

Session 1. The national and Wellcome Campus research picture (Chair Stephen Price)

 10:10-10:40

Professor Yvonne Barnett (Deputy Chair of REF 2021 Sub Panel)
The next Research Excellence Framework

10:40-11:10

David Sweeney (UKRI)
UKRI and OfS joint working

11:10-11:30

Refreshment break

11:30-12:00

Dr Julia Wilson (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
Introduction to the Wellcome Sanger Institute 

12:00-12:30

Professor Ewan Birney (European Bioinformatics Institute)
Introduction to EMBL-EBI

12:30-13:30

'Science Nibbles' sponsored by McGraw Hill Education
Networking lunch and poster viewing with staff from the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Session 2. The changing policy landscape (Chair Julian Park)

13:30-14:00

Sam Roseveare (Universities UK)
Priorities and issues facing UK universities

14:00-14:30

Dr Patrick Vallance (GO Science)
The Industrial Strategy and future of UK research

14:30-15:00

Refreshment break

15:00-15:30

Jessica Cole (Russell Group of Universities)
What Brexit means for UK research

15:30-16:15

Louis Coiffait (Wonkhe)
Current challenges in higher education policy

16:15-16:30

Dr Sally Hicks
Accreditation update

16:30-17:00

HUBS AGM

17:00-18:00

Wine reception and meet the sponsors

19:00 Dinner
20:00

Professor Dame Jean Thomas (University of Cambridge)
Dinner speech

 Day 2 - Teaching and Learning

 09:00

Arrival and welcome

Session 3. HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year (Chair Sandra Kirk)

 09:00-10:15

Finalist case studies

10:15-10:30

HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year awarded

10:30-10:45

Biochemical Society Teaching Excellence Award

10:45-11:10

Refreshment break

Session 4. Authentic assessment in the biosciences (Chair Jon Green)

11:10-11:40

Dr Vikki Burns (University of Birmingham)
Authentic assessment: concepts and examples

11:40-12:05

Professor Niall MacFarlane (University of Glasgow)
Authentic assessment focusing on the assessment of internships as an alternative to traditional wet lab Honours projects

12:05-12:30

Dr Dave Lewis (University of Leeds)
Capstone experiences and authentic assessments

12:30-13:00

Discussion session

13:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Tours of the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Session 5. Alternative assessment in the biosciences (Chair Simon Guild)

15:00-15:10

Professor Jon Green
Challenges in alternative assessment

15:10-15:45

Roundtable discussion session

15:45

Round up and close