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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

Honour crimes to be discussed at collaborative event

The best ideas and practice around honour based abuse, honour killing and forced marriage will be the focus of a forum at Leeds Beckett University next month.

Event to help encourage exercise for people living with Type 1 Diabetes

People who have type 1 diabetes are being invited to a unique event at Leeds Beckett University later this year. The type 1 diabetes physical activity and exercise event has been designed by people living with the condition, and will run from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September at Leeds Beckett’s Headingley Campus and Weetwood Hall Hotel.

Mugshot photographs of Yorkshire criminals of yesteryear uncovered by heritage project

A Leeds Beckett University academic is calling on the public to help identify and discover the stories behind Yorkshire criminals pictured in a mugshot book held by Teesside Archives.

Public Lectures and Events

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. 

Jul 6

Cyber Security Networking Event

The hot topic of cyber security is explored with an expert panel of speakers at the Leeds Beckett University Cyber Security Networking Event on Thursday 6th July. Free event.

Sep 8

Type 1 Diabetes: Managing Food and Insulin for Activity: What you need to know

An event specifically for people living with type 1 diabetes who want to learn how to improve diabetes management around physical activity and exercise

Oct 18

Sustaining Change in Workplace Race Equality: What Works and What Doesn’t

Sustaining Change in Workplace Race Equality: What Works and What Doesn’t

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