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.
Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations
There is still time for Leeds Beckett researchers working in fields linked to medical technologies to apply for the latest round of funding to develop innovative new products that will benefit patients.
New international project to boost adults’ involvement in theatre
Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.
Tackling racial inequality in universities
Leeds Beckett is set to co-host an international workshop in Brazil next year, with the aim of tackling racial inequality in universities.
Public Lectures and Events
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.
CeASR Event - Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to Peace in an Uncertain World
Speaker: Professor Paul Rogers- Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford
LBS Guest Lecture - Packaging: whats your problem? by Sanjay Patel
Sanjay Patel explores the role and value of packaging in society.
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Annual UK Research Conference - Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes: Integration and Innovation - ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION OPEN
The PROMS conference welcomes oral and poster abstracts from clinicians, researchers, patient partners, industry, SMEs and others working in the field.
LBS Guest Lecture - What about the Balance? by Charlotte Valeur
We are proud to welcome the new Chair of the IoD, Charlotte Valeur, who will deliver the Institute’s annual lecture as part of our Leeds Business School Guest Lecture Series.
LBS Guest Lecture A beginners guide to Fintech Georgina Mitchell
Georgina will look at where technology and financial services meet in the fast growing Fintech sector.