About RENU

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 About RENU – Our mission is to support all aspects of research and enterprise at our 38 member universities.We are a forum for real research debate. We  run workshops, conferences and also free consultation events for our membership to promote the discussion and the development of best practice in managing research and enterprise in our member universities. Although we are not a mission group, we do, from time to time, formulate and express the views of  our members on matters that affect research and make recommendations to appropriate bodies. Our members also receive a research focussed newsletter.


Our members form part of the UK’s dynamic university sector.  The research performed at our member universities is usually highly applied, is very diverse and often:

* supports local businesses to develop and grow;

* supports social regeneration;

* informs policy at local and national level;

* collaborates with industry to perform research into sustainable energy

* * investigates how global warming will affect the lives of people in the UK

* is allied to applied solutions in the healthcare system

* is  funded by the EU

Renu's Structure

RENU is run as a not for profit organisation for its members. It retains the same structure as it did under its previous name of the Modern Universities Research Group (MURG). It is fully constituted and has an executive committee which coordinates the running of the organisation. The membership votes the executive committee members to office. Each member university pays an annual subscription fee of £400 and these fees are used for the general administration of the organisation. All our events cover their costs. 

Executive Committee

Office Bearers

Chair  – Professor Alison McCleery,  Edinburgh Napier University






Vice Chair  Elect –  Professor John Senior, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & International), University of Hertfordshire

Treasurer, Dr Mark Gray, Director of Knowledge Transfer, Middlesex University






Ordinary Members

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice Chancellor Research & Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University







Professor Zulf Ali, Dean Graduate Research School, Teesside University





Professor MIke Weed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)






Professor Sue Baxter, Brighton University Director of Research, Enterprise and Social Partnerships University of Brighton










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