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  • The Eighth Annual SMI Postgraduate Students’ Conference

    The Conference will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts and Technologies at Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry. It will run from lunchtime on Thursday 29 January to early evening on Friday 30 January 2015.


Eighth Annual SMI Postgraduate Students’ Conference

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The Eighth Annual SMI Postgraduate Students’ Conference will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts and Technologies at Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry. It will run from lunchtime on Thursday 29 January to early evening on Friday 30 January 2015.

The conference committee has selected about 30 proposals from potential contributors in all areas of musicology/history of musical cultures. Individual papers will be 20 minutes long, to be followed by 10 minutes’ discussion. Precise details of the conference programme will be announced at the beginning of January 2015.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Burt Feintuch of the University of New Hampshire on the Friday evening.

A list of accommodation can be found on the front page of the Tourist Information Centre website.

All other enquiries should be sent to smipostgrad2015@gmail.com or to the Conference Director, Dr Liz Doherty.

The committee would like to thank the conference sponsors: the Society for Musicology in Ireland, the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Ulster University, UCD Press and Routledge.

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REF 2014 Results

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In REF2014 all four UoAs in the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Ulster improved some or all of their metrics since the last exercise in 2008.
To summarise:
  • In UoA28b Modern Languages and Linguistics, 50% of outputs and 70% of the impact of their work on industry and policy was rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent)
  • In UoA29 English, 80% of outputs (24.5% 4* outputs, by some distance the highest in the Faculty) and over 60% of the impact of their work on policy and practice was rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
  • In UoA30 History, 50% of outputs and over 75% of the impact of their work on policy and practice was rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
  • In UoA35 Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts, nearly 60% of outputs and 100% of the impact of their work on policy and creative practice was rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) with Impact at 90% 4*, one of only a handful of UoAs to achieve this score across the whole HE sector.
 Many congratulations to all who contributed to REF2014 and to these hugely impressive results.
 Professor Frank Lyons, Director of AHRI

The Research Excellence Framework Exercise results for 2014 are now available on www.ulster.ac.uk/ref2014

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