News and events round-up

Published: 28 November 2016

Preparing for the next REF ... Business School students - come and meet a Commercial Finance Chief ... Erasmus opportunities ... University Christmas Dinner, December 3 ... Help fill the Santa Sacks! More news and dates here...

Preparing for the next REF

The Research Strategy and Innovation Office have launched a new website collecting information about the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, and explaining how the University is preparing for this exercise.

Visit The Post-2014 REF Exercise to find out about:

  • Open access requirements for REF
    Certain types of output must meet specific requirements for open access in order to be eligible for submission to the next REF.
  • Interim Research Reviews
    Commencing mid 2017, this project will involve an external review of the research activities in each REF Unit of Assessment.
  • REF selection tool
    Allows researchers to select outputs from their Enlighten record for assessment in the Interim Research Reviews. The tool also allows researchers to check whether the output is eligible for submission to REF in open access terms. (MVLS staff do not need to select outputs via the tool)
  • News and updates
    Here we will post sector developments, including the REF guidelines when these are published. Keep checking the site as the long-awaited technical consultation on the format of the next REF is due to be launched in late November 2016.

RSIO will continue to update these pages with information about the REF and about the Interim Research Reviews.

Please note that access to the site is restricted to on-campus users only.

More information

  • The Post-2014 REF Exercise
  • For further information, please contact the Research Strategy and Innovation Office (RSIO):

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility opportunities

The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility grant aims to facilitate exchange and education links between the University of Glasgow and partners in Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Indonesia.


This opportunity is open to:

  • UofG PhD students and staff who wish to complete a short project in one of the partner institutions in Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Indonesia.
  • Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Indonesia PhD students and staff who wish to complete a short project at the University of Glasgow.

PhD students and staff from all disciplines are eligible to apply.


If your application is successful, you will receive a contribution to your travel cost and a stipend for the duration of your mobility.

If your research team or service is considering hosting a student or a staff member from a partner university, please contact Celine Reynaud for more information.

Application deadline

  • 15 February 2017

How to apply

Download an application form here.

Please note you must obtain the support of your line manager or supervisor as part of the application process.

More information

A cup of coffee with...Ian Reid - 30 November

Business School students...come and chat to Ian Reid, an ASBS AccFin alumnus who is now Head of Commercial Finance at AG Barr plc.

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Venue: 540A Seminar Room, AccFin side of the Main Building

Ian Reid is an Accounting & Finance alumnus from the Adam Smith Business School. He was the CFO of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and is currently the Head of Commercial Finance at AG Barr plc.

On 30 November he'll share his career path with ASBS students over a coffee. 

This is a small career focused event where you can talk to our alumni directly and get some inspiration for the sectors they are working in.

Places are limited. Please register as soon as possible on the Eventbrite website.

For more information please contact:

2016 Paul O'Gorman Christmas Carol Concert - December 3

  • Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016
  • Time: 5:30-6:20pm (join us for tea and coffee from 5pm!)
  • Venue: University Memorial Chapel, West Quad
  • Register to attend

The University of Glasgow Development and Alumni Office is organising a Christmas Carol Concert in support of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre (POG-LRC).

Based at Gartnavel General Hospital, the Centre provides a much-needed research facility giving both clinicians and researchers access to the most advanced facilities and equipment. 

Since it opened in 2008, the research team has doubled and the Centre has attracted international leaders in leukaemia research who translate laboratory findings into new treatments for patients. This research helps to make a positive difference to the lives of patients living with leukaemia. Regular fundraising donations are vital to ensure the scientists working there can continue their ground-breaking leukaemia research. 

This concert is an opportunity to gather friends and supporters of the Centre together with members of the community to help raise funds for POG-LRC and to raise awareness of Glasgow's world-changing research. We are delighted to be joined by The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir and we hope to be joined by pupils from a local school or community choir.

If you wish to attend, please register here.

More information

University Christmas Dinner 2016 - December 3

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, invites you and your guests to attend the University of Glasgow Christmas Dinner on Saturday 3 December at 7pm.

The Chancellor, Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, will preside and propose the toast Olim Socii and the reply will be given by the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli. The 2016 Young Alumnus of the Year will be attendance and will be presented with the award during the course of the night.

The evening will begin with a mulled wine reception in the Hunterian Museum followed by a three course festive meal with wine, and tea and coffee to finish, in the spectacular Bute Hall. This black tie/cocktail dress event will include highlights from the University Chapel Choir’s Christmas repertoire and is the perfect opportunity to reminisce with old friends and make new ones whilst getting into the festive spirit.

Tickets for the reception and dinner, are priced at £50.00 per person. The evening promises to be full of festive cheer, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Book your tickets now

If you have any questions, contact the events team:, 0141 330 7566/3593.

Santa Sacks

Drop off your non-perishable food items at the Gregory Building to help support local elderly people over Christmas.

This is an amazing initative by UofG students to fill 100 Santa Sacks, and for those competitive types out there, we're up against Glasgow Caledonian University to collect the most donations! 

Santa Sacks

First published: 28 November 2016