NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 42, 2022 – Extended News

So, the final whistle has sounded; the REF has blown for full-time, seven years until the next one, and time now to pick over the entrails of another exhausting – and exhaustive – research assessment exercise across the disaggregated countries once described in the Atlas as the “United Kingdom”.

By now you will have heard Australia has a new Government, a new Education Minister, a growing crossbench in the Senate and the potential for real change in the tertiary education system. Arts, social science and humanities disciplines suffered under the previous administration and palpable disregard for the creative arts ran deep.