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.
Report assesses contribution of anchor institutions to the Leeds City Region
A report which looks at anchor institutions in the Leeds City Region, examining how the impact of these big spenders can be maximised for the region as a whole, has been produced by researchers from Leeds Beckett University.
Researcher to help develop earthquake aftershock forecasting tool
A Leeds Beckett University researcher is part of an expert team seeking to develop a tool to better forecast the impact of aftershocks after destructive earthquakes.
Research to explore athletes’ decision-making under stress
Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are set to explore athletes’ decision-making under physiological stress.
Public Lectures and Events
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.
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.