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Resources for Members

This page contains local resources and links to news items, organisations and websites that staff at HUCBMS member institutions may find useful.

HUCBMS EU Referendum Position Statement

HUCBMS EU Referendum Position Statement - The Executive Committee of the Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS) supports the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) continued membership of the European Union (EU). HUCBMS believes that within the global scientific community, greater impact will continue to be achieved by UK universities, researchers, academics, and students through full and active participation in the policy formulation, networking and collaborative higher education and research frameworks established within the EU. Our full position statement is available from the above link.

HUCBMS Travel Fellowships

HUCBMS Travel Fellowships - The Executive Committee of HUCBMS offers two annual Fellowship Travel Awards to encourage collaboration in biomedical sciences teaching and research between UK-based HUCBMS member institutions and overseas universities. One award of £1,000 will be available to applicants from non-EU countries and the other, of £500, to EU-based applicants. The awards are designed to facilitate the successful Fellows to visit at least three UK HUCBMS member institutions and to develop a plan of collaboration with one or more of these institutions in teaching and learning and/or research in the biomedical sciences. For full details of the fellowships and how to apply, please click on the link.  The closing date for applications is the 19th February 2016.

Registers of individuals available to act as external examiners and validation panel members/advisors 

Register of potential external examiners/ advisors - This register is provided as a service to HUCBMS member institutions but no recommendation as to the suitability of the individuals named within is made or implied.  The individuals who appear on this register have indicated a willingness to act in the capacity of external examiner/ advisor, but it is the responsibility of the member institution to determine the suitability of the individual for the role in question taking into consideration the requirements of their own institutional regulations and the recomendations/ requirements of the QAA and appropriate professional/ regulatory bodies.

The UK Centre for Bioscience

UK Centre for Bioscience Directory of Expertise - an external resource designed to assist in the process of matching the needs of university departments with the expertise of academics who are willing to act as external examiners

Department of Heath

Chief Scientific Officer's pages - these pages include information related to Healthcare Science and the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) initiative

Quality Assurance Agency

Biomedical Sciences subject benchmark statement

UK Funding Councils

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland

Research excellence Framework (REF)