Our approach to REF2021 is to create an open and inclusive process that allows for two-way communication and feedback supporting active engagement across the academic community (including any individuals no longer employed who may be part of the University submission).

An appeal regarding the implementation of the Code of Practice is triggered through contacting our equality and diversity function, at the email address below, setting out the grounds for appeal. The appeal must be evidence-based and refer to the Code of Practice. Complainants can be accompanied by a work colleague or trade union representative to any resulting appeals hearing.

An appeal brought under the Code can only be on grounds of equality or failure by the University to follow the processes laid out in the Code. Appeals regarding the quality of an individual’s research will be considered under the University’s normal Grievance Policy and Procedures.