The University is currently compiling the data for the annual Higher Education – Business & Community Interaction survey (HE-BCI) due to be submitted to HESA in December.
We are asked to submit details of social, cultural and community events designed for the external community (to include both free and chargeable events) which took place between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2011.
Event types that should be returned include:
- public lectures
- performance arts (dance, drama, music, etc)
- museum education
- events for schools and community groups
- business breakfasts
We cannot return events such as open days, Student Union activity, commercial conferences, etc.
If you have been involved with an event which could be returned, please could you let your contact (see below) know the event name and date, whether it was free or chargeable, and the estimated number of attendees:
- if you are in a School – your Director of Operations or Deputy Dean (R&E) / equivalent
- if you are in a Professional Service – please contact Julie Northam in the Research Development Unit
The data returned is used by HEFCE to allocate the HEIF funding so it is important that we return as accurate a picture as possible.