Research Events & Calls for Papers

At York St John University, we offer a variety of research-related events, from conferences and research seminars to research skills development sessions.

Here, you will find the upcoming events from individual Schools, training opportunities, and Cross-School or University-wide research events. Some events are annual (for example, Research Reflections Conference and Postgraduate Research Conference); calls for presentations for these events are also published here. For more information on each event and to book a place please click on the title of the event below, or follow the link to all research events

REF 2021 Briefings

These monthly sessions will present an overview of REF 2021, its requirements, grading system, and other information. They will also deal with how staff can best prepare for it, in general terms (i.e. deciding on the best outputs, aligning outputs and impact case studies, selecting information for impact case studies, etc.).

The sessions will be run by Dr Victoria Carpenter, Head of Research Development (ADD). The sessions will be re-run throughout the year. 

Session 1 – Introduction to REF: requirements, grading, deadlines
27 April 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/136

Session 2 – Publications: requirements, grading, selection
14 March 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147
2 May 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/137

Session 3 – Information for environment: research activities, esteem
19 March 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147
10 May 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147

Session 4 – Impact and impact case studies: selection of research, collection of data, closing the loop between reach and significance
22 February 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147
16 April 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147
17 May 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147

Session 5 – Public engagement to impact
26 February 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, HG/147
17 April 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, DG/121
22 May 2018, 12.00-1.00pm, QE/106

To book, please email Dr Victoria Carpenter (

Calls for Papers

There are currently no calls for papers.

Research Events at York St John