19 May 2016: What does a 3* or 4* research output look like in the arts & design?

19 May 2016, starting at 10 am

Roland Levinsky Building, room 209, at Plymouth University

In this session, Professor Naren Barfield will discuss how we might recognise and understand what constitutes an ‘internationally-excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research output in the fields of art and design.

More generally, for those who might not be located within this unit of assessment, he will focus on the presentation and assessment of ‘practical’ outputs such as artworks, exhibitions, artefacts, performances and so on.

Professor Barfield is Pro-Rector (Academic) at the Royal College of Art and was a member of the Art & Design (Unit 34) sub-panel for REF 2014. Prior to this appointment he was Head of Research & Postgraduate Studies at Glasgow School of Art and Director of Research at Wimbledon School of Art. With a background in fine art, Professor Barfield’s research expertise is in digital printmaking.

This workshop is available to any Plymouth University researcher (including those who currently, or intend to, collaborate with arts and humanities researchers in the production of outputs). 

Please confirm your attendance by emailing theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk.


This event has been organized by The Arts Institute, which was founded in January 2016 to enrich art and culture in Plymouth and beyond through critical thinking, writing and making. It is where world-leading arts and humanities research meets cultural ecologies and economies in south-west England.

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