UCA Webinar Series: Open Access and what it means for you

Outline: The open access movement is transforming scholarly communications. This introductory webinar will give an overview of what open access is; the benefits of open access; and how to make your publications or thesis open access at UCA.

The webinar will make you aware of key funder requirements for open access and latest policy developments, including the new HEFCE open access policy for the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The webinar will also provide advice on navigating complexities such as publishers’ open access policies and copyright.

Questions may be submitted to ucaro@ucreative.ac.uk prior to the webinar or asked during the session.


  • To identify the reasons and requirements for open access.
  • To outline how copyright and licensing applies when making your outputs open access.
  • To discover how to make your own research outputs open access through self-archiving in UCA Research Online.

To Register and Participate

Please book your place for each webinar by email to roffice@ucreative.ac.uk.  You will be sent an email reminding you of the date and containing log-in details nearer to the date of the webinar.