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Research Excellence Framework


Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a system to asses the quality of research in the UK and its impact and application beyond academia. This process maintains transparency and accountability and, sets national benchmarks for allocation of future public funding and investment. The REF assessment process measures: the quality of research outputs; the impact of research beyond academia, and; the research environment.

REF 2021
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The University is now preparing to submit to REF 2021, find out how we are expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres.
REF 2014
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View Leeds Beckett University's submissions to REF 2014, a showcase of the diverse range of research expertise at our University.

Research & enterprise strategy
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Building and enhancing a research culture is at the heart of our University’s Strategic Plan.

Research at Leeds Beckett 

Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor, discusses the research profile of our University.
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REF 2014

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2nd

In the country for 'research power' in Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism

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Top 10

In the country for Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management

Research News

A research retreat into songwriting

In our latest PhD spotlight feature, we caught up with Carl Flattery, principal lecturer in Music here at Leeds Beckett, who is studying for a practice-based PhD in songwriting, delving into ideas of memory and place.

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.

Public Lectures and Events

Jan 20

Knitting the Network: Sharing knowledge about gender, sexualities and mental health in Leeds

Gender and Sexualities Programme, PsyCen, Leeds Beckett University

Jan 21

Economic Prospects 2020

Leeds Business School welcome Juliette Healey, Agent for The Bank of England, to deliver the 15th annual Economic Prospects lecture.

Feb 5

Vernon Lee's Apparitional Lesbians and Transvestite Hauntings

The fourth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

Feb 11

The UK’s evolving FinTech Ecosystem by Julian Wells

Experienced financial service and FinTech consultant Julian Wells, is the latest high-profile speaker in the Leeds Business School guest lecture.

Mar 4

The King's Dinner and the Nation's Appetite

The fifth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

May 6

Before Grenfell Tower: Fatal Fires and Community Resilience in Post-War Britain

The sixth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

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