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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Wednesday, September 18 • 13:30 - 14:25
#4C1 - Institutional Support for RSEs - Supporting RSEs at the Science and Engineering South universities and across the UK

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Science and Engineering South (SES) is a consortium of six major universities based in the South East that have an excellent history of supporting the RSE community. The RSE campaign was led from the University of Southampton, UCL developed the model for the RSE Group which has spread across the country, and all the participating universities support RSE activities.

Our panel will bring together at least one of the Pro-Vice Chancellors from the SES universities (potentially two, dependent on scheduling of the panel), heads of RSE Groups within SES, a senior university HR representative and a representative from the Society of RSE.

Over the last six months there has been a drive by the SES universities to recognise the RSE career path. The panel will discuss why SES universities are choosing to increase support for RSEs, the problems that have held back recognition for RSEs and the SES institutions’ approach to solving them. The goal of the panel is to support the growth of RSE careers across UK academia by sharing the experiences of the SES institutions in supporting RSEs.

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Simon Hettrick

The Software Sustainability Institute
I've been involved with RSEs since the beginning of the RSE campaign in 2013, so I'm always happy to talk about RSE activities and history. I have a strong interest is software use and in understanding more about the demographics of researchers who rely on software.

Wednesday September 18, 2019 13:30 - 14:25
5. Nuffield Building, Room G17 Nuffield Building