Ulster University REF

Key Dates

Key dates for REF

REF 2021 Timeline

1 August 2013 Start of period for income and impacts
1 January 2014 Start of period for outputs
17 March 2017 Consultation deadline
September 2017HEFCE to publish initial decisions on next REF and invite panel member nominations
Winter 2017-18 Appoint panels
Spring 2018 Panels meet to develop criteria
Spring to Autumn 2018HEFCE to publish draft guidance, and consultation on panel criteria
Winter 2018-19 Publish final guidance and criteria
2019 Complete preparation of submission systems
2020Submission phase
2021 Assessment phase