In this year's Research Excellence Framework review 2014, we have demonstrated our progress on expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students and evidencing the impact we make through our applied research.
In terms of the 'research power' calculation applied in the previous assessment in 2008, which accounts for both the quality and the quantity of research, Leeds Beckett came second in the country for Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism – up from third in 2008 - with 59% of the research submitted being assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. It also came in the top ten in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit. The University’s results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit – which it entered for the first time - were also noteworthy, with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.All results can be found on the REF website.
Women’s fiction writing through the ages
In the latest in our PhD student spotlight features, Victorian literature researcher Fern Pullan talks sensation fiction, imposter syndrome, and rifling through new libraries.
New research to tackle the digital divide
Our Department of Languages is set to take part in a European-wide project to develop teachers’ digital skills and address the digital divide across the continent.
Student residentials can help new starters stay at university
As students all over the country prepare to start university, research at Leeds Beckett University has shown that those who take part in an outdoor adventure (OA) student residential are more likely to stay.
Public Lectures and Events
From ‘Interesting’ to ‘Useful’; the Application of Sports Science to Real-World Problems
The Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Ben Jones
Social Relations, Health and Well-being and the Case of the Missing Evidence
The Professorial Inaugural Lecture of Anne-Marie Bagnall
A Paradigm Shift for Businesses: Leveraging Organisational Change as a Driver for Sustainable Growth and Innovation
The Professorial Inaugural Lecture of George Lodorfos
CeASR Annual 'Howard Clark Memorial Lecture'- A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace at the example of the Korean conflict
Speaker: Dr Christine Schweitzer - Organiser: Dr Rachel Julian, Director of CeASR
PsyCen Seminar: The Utility of Decision Science to Enable Informed Patient Decision Making
Speaker: Professor Hilary Bekker (PhD), Chair in Medical Decision Making , Leeds Institute of Health Sciences –School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK
PsyCen Seminar: Development and feasibility of a toolkit to support mental capacity assessment
Speaker: Dr Mark Jayes, Research Fellow in Communication Disability, Manchester Metropolitan University