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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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Research News

Research study to explore novel teaching methods for improved student critical thinking skills and academic achievement

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University have been awarded funding to explore novel ways to improve learning for their Sport and Exercise Science students. The funding was awarded by the Physiological Society’s prestigious David Jordan Teaching Awards.

ARM is Britain’s Most Admired Company 2016

Technology giant, ARM, has been named the country’s most admired company by a unique peer-reviewed survey carried out by Professor Mike Brown at Leeds Beckett University.

Leigh Centurions owner has Leeds Beckett scan for weight loss challenge

A Super League owner has undergone tests at Leeds Beckett University as part of a charity challenge to lose more than three stone by May.

Public Lectures and Events

May 19

Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds West Indian Carnival will be 50 years old in August 2017. The oldest Caribbean-style street carnival in Europe, created and led by British Caribbeans, will be celebrated in a conference by the Centre of Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

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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