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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 University is working with partners from Your Back Yard CIC to host a free, one-day conference about how to maximise the benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing in Yorkshire.

New study to boost representation of women in coaching

A Leeds Beckett University academic will be the key European expert for a new study into gender-specific education schemes for sports coaches and how these can help to boost the representation of women in coaching.

Public Lectures and Events

Jun 12

The Contribution of Green Spaces to Health and Well Being in Yorkshire

A conference for health organisations, parks’ teams and the voluntary sector.

Jun 21

Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Shirley Anne Tate

Putting feelings into words: Racism and wellbeing in universities

Jun 22

Why is our Psychology Curriculum White?

End of Project event for the Why is our Psychology Curriculum White? Curriculum Innovation Project

Jul 4

Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference

The internationally acclaimed annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference is aimed at academics, students, practitioners, policy makers and professionals who work broadly within leisure, sports, tourism and events. 

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