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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.
Research at Leeds Beckett 
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REF 2014

Students at accommodation
2nd

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

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Top 10

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

Public Lectures and Events

May 1

CeASR Seminar- Safe as Houses? Private Greed, Political Negligence and Housing Policy after Grenfell

Speaker:Dr Stuart Hodkinson, Associate Professor in Geography, University of Leeds.

May 2

PsyCen Speech & Language Event- Clinical Transcription Skills Lecture

PsyCen Speech and Language

May 7

CeASR annual day of celebrating research: engaging with collaboration and partnership

This year, the annual CeASR day where we reflect on and celebrate the research progress we have made, will be focused on ‘Developing Research and Researchers’.

May 9

PsyCen Speech and Language Therapy Research Meeting

Hosted by PsyCen Speech & Language Programme Leads Dr Anne Hurren & Dr Cecilia Devers

May 14

LBS Guest Lecture A beginners guide to Fintech Georgina Mitchell

Georgina will look at where technology and financial services meet in the fast growing Fintech sector.

May 20

Women and Planning in the UK Conference

This conference seeks to develop a conversation between academics and practitioners, and those in-between, and to develop a network of those interested in women and planning in the UK.

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