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.
New research uncovers the impact of the 1966 World Cup on Sheffield
The role of the 1966 World Cup in the promotion of Sheffield as an attractive, modern city in the north of England has been uncovered by a Leeds Beckett University researcher.
Academic sets out recommendations to combat the exclusion of British Asians from football
A Leeds Beckett University academic has set out a series of recommendations for combatting the exclusion of British Asians from football.
Leave your ego at the door – researchers uncover reality of wingsuit flying
Researchers from Leeds Beckett University are challenging the myth that extreme sports enthusiasts push themselves to the max and take risks no matter what the consequences.
Public Lectures and Events
Everyday Stigma Everyday Shame -What Reality TV Is Doing To Us
The Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Raisborough
They Would Have Been Hung
Join Professor Nick Hardwick as he explores the legal and moral issues surrounding the treatment of those who have committed the most heinous offences – offences for which in the past they might have been hung.