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Message from FWSA Chair

Dear FWSA members,

As you may be aware, HEFCE is currently undertaking a consultation exercise on the second Research Excellence Framework in response to the proposals set out in the recent Stern Review:  http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2016/201636/ . The consultation invites responses from the academic community, including from subject associations, and the FWSA would like to offer the opportunity to raise any concerns that members may have around the impact of the proposals on feminist and women’s studies research in the UK.

To this end, we are interested in hearing if members have any views on the potential impact of the proposals upon feminist and women’s studies, and invite members to get in touch with comments. Comments may either be in the form of general responses to the consultation or respond directly to specific parts of the proposal, and can be emailed to fwsachair@gmail.com by Friday 17th February; responses will be collated and circulated to all members to review, ahead of the consultation deadline of 17th March.

Best wishes,

Charlotte