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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

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.

Show homes are shown the door with new virtual reality experience

A new virtual reality show home experience is revolutionising the house-buying journey for clients of Leeds-based property developers, Citu.

Virtual physiotherapy system for Stroke survivors

An intelligent system to support home rehabilitation for Stroke survivors has been developed by a Leeds Beckett University academic.

Public Lectures and Events

Nov 21

PIR Seminar- Neoliberal political authority and the challenges of Brexit and Corbynism

Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Speaker: Dr Christopher Byrne

Nov 21

PsyCen Seminar: Development and feasibility of a toolkit to support mental capacity assessment

Speaker: Dr Mark Jayes, Research Fellow in Communication Disability, Manchester Metropolitan University

Nov 22

Understanding Influencer Marketing

Leeds Business School welcomes founder of The Blog Abroad, Gloria Atanmo. With over 100k social media followers, author of From Excuses to Excursions: How I Started Traveling the World, full-time storyteller Gloria, creates influencer marketing campaigns for companies such as GoPro and Skyscanner.

Nov 28

CeASR Seminar: Opeth Not Metal: Making Sense of the Symbolic Boundary Work in the Leisure Spaces of Musicians and Fans

Speaker Professor Karl Spracklen Leeds Beckett University

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.

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