Ed Res Seminar Series - ‘You get your training and it’s basically REF, REF, REF’: Unbelonging, exclusion, and the Research Excellence Framework

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm



Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

To register to watch the seminar via Zoom, please email Dee Daglish for the link and password, which will be sent to you a day or two before the seminar.

There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the seminar presentation via Zoom.

Here is a link where participants can test their device prior to a Zoom meeting.

Event Details

The role of UK research quality audits has grown in determining research funding allocations for higher education institutions.

The increased significance of what is now branded the Research Excellence Framework has manifold implications, particularly in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion. In this seminar I will use the concept of ‘unbelonging’ alongside qualitative data from my doctoral research project with academic staff and my own experience as a research management professional to illuminate some of the issues at stake.


Jessica Wren Butler

Ed Res/Sociology, Lancaster University

Jessica Wren Butler is a doctoral researcher at Lancaster University also working in research management. She is interested in experiences of unbelonging, institutionalised injustices, and the disruption of binaries.

Contact Details

Name Dee Daglish