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Research Excellence Framework

Research with impact

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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.
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Leeds Beckett graduate aims high with breast cancer study

A young graduate, who spent her final year at university uncovering the psychological effects of breast cancer on body image, has been invited to share her findings with a national cancer charity.

Sports organisations need to provide more support to prevent athletes doping

The use of prohibited substances and methods, known as doping, is one of the most hotly debated issues in sport, but by taking simple steps such as providing more support, athletes could be dissuaded from using performance enhancing substances.

From LP to PhD: 90s boy band producer is a hit at graduation

The pop hit-maker behind a host of 90s stars, from East 17 to Kylie Minogue, Boyzone and Rick Astley, has swapped the mixing desk for a writing desk as he receives his doctorate from Leeds Beckett University.

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Sep 8

Type 1 Diabetes: Managing Food and Insulin for Activity: What you need to know

An event specifically for people living with type 1 diabetes who want to learn how to improve diabetes management around physical activity and exercise

Oct 18

Sustaining Change in Workplace Race Equality: What Works and What Doesn’t

Sustaining Change in Workplace Race Equality: What Works and What Doesn’t

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