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The British Association for Chinese Studies is a non-political organization which aims to encourage and promote Chinese studies in the United Kingdom.

As the only comprehensive subject association for Chinese Studies in the UK, we represent the field of Chinese Studies in its entirety.

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Announcement:

Meeting of Heads of Chinese Studies

1 June 2015, 11am-4.30pm,

University of Manchester

 

On 1 June 2015, The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) will convene a meeting of Heads of Chinese Studies across the UK university sector.

The meeting will begin with discussion of areas of common interest: relationships with schools and employers and funding councils, and the growth of Chinese language learning in schools and its influence on university provision. Participants may suggest in advance other topics for discussion. We will conclude by considering BACS’ role.

The focus of the meeting will be presentations on REF 2014 and beyond by Professor Bruce Brown (Main Panel D Chair in REF 2014) and Dr Susan Hodgett (Deputy Chair, Sub-panel 27 Area Studies). These presentations will be followed by Q&A and informal discussion.

 

Provisional programme

 

11am  Welcome tea & coffee

 

11.30   Discussion (Chaired by Prof Jane Duckett, President of BACS)

– University relationships with schools, employers and funding councils.

– Chinese language learning in schools and its influence on university provision.

– Extending the role of BACS.

 

13.00  Sandwich lunch will be provided

 

14.00  Reflections on REF 20124 and toward REF2020 (Prof Bruce Brown, Chair of Main Panel D and Dr Susan Hodgett, Deputy Chair of Subpanel 27 Area Studies)

 

Followed by Q&A and discussion on: 

– What does 4* research and impact look like?
– The future of ‘area studies’.
– Future directions of REF: impact and the role of metrics.

 

4.30pm  Close

 

To REGISTER for a place, please email the BACS Honorary Secretary, Dr Toby Lincoln: tl99[at]leicester.ac.uk.