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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

International volunteering project to improve lives of young people

A new project to improve young people’s integration within society in countries across the world has been launched at Leeds Beckett University, thanks to a student’s international volunteering placement. 

Education for youth sport coaches revolutionised by Leeds Beckett

A new series of free online courses to develop youth sport coaches - launched by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – has been recognised as one of the most innovative approaches to coach education in the world.

Leeds Beckett academics scoop four British Academy research grants

Projects investigating the impact of ‘bloke-ification’ on women working in advertising, media stigmatisation of benefit claimants, the work of philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, and modern energy services in The Gambia, have all received funding from the prestigious British Academy.

Public Lectures and Events

Jan 22

Economic Prospects

Join us at this breakfast lecture, sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, where Will will explore the global economy, as well as trends closer to home, including the UK economy ahead of the country’s departure from the EU.

Jun 13

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) Annual UK Research Conference

This event is endorsed by ISOQOL and contributed towards by NIHR CHLARC Yorkshire & Humber, East of England and West.

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