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Research Excellence Framework


Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a system to asses the quality of research in the UK and its impact and application beyond academia. This process maintains transparency and accountability and, sets national benchmarks for allocation of future public funding and investment. The REF assessment process measures: the quality of research outputs; the impact of research beyond academia, and; the research environment.

REF 2021
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The University is now preparing to submit to REF 2021, find out how we are expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres.
REF 2014
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View Leeds Beckett University's submissions to REF 2014, a showcase of the diverse range of research expertise at our University.

Research & enterprise strategy
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Building and enhancing a research culture is at the heart of our University’s Strategic Plan.

Research at Leeds Beckett 

Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor, discusses the research profile of our University.
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REF 2014

2nd

In the country for 'research power' in Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism

Top 10

In the country for Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management

Research News

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.

Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations

There is still time for Leeds Beckett researchers working in fields linked to medical technologies to apply for the latest round of funding to develop innovative new products that will benefit patients.

Public Lectures and Events

Feb 25

PsyCen Seminar- Speech & Language Programme: ‘Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder – Continuities and Co-morbidities’

Speaker: Professor Maggie Snowling, University of Oxford

Feb 28

Mission Himalaya Showcase

Join us at Leeds Beckett this February as we showcase and celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans

Mar 5

LBS Guest Lecture - What about the Balance? by Charlotte Valeur

We are proud to welcome the new Chair of the IoD, Charlotte Valeur, who will deliver the Institute’s annual lecture as part of our Leeds Business School Guest Lecture Series.

Mar 12

Association of European Qualitative researchers in Psychology (EQuiP) Symposium

This symposium will feature speakers from different European countries presenting on diverse qualitative research projects.

Mar 12

CeASR Event- Making Space: an exhibition and talk on squatting, trespass, and direct housing action

The event will be led by Dr Sam Burgum, Leverhulme Fellow, University of Sheffield who is currently conducting a Leverhulme-sponsored ethnographic project on squatting in the context of the UK's housing crisis.

Mar 13

PsyCen book talk & discussion- 'Burnout': Emily Nagoski

speaker Emily Nagoski

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