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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

Oct 24

PsyCen Speech & Language Seminar- Leeds Beckett SLT Team in India

Leeds Beckett Speech & Language Therapy Team in India: Learning from an International Volunteering project. Speakers Jo Sandiford and Ben Bolton-Grant

Nov 13

PsyCen Speech & Language Phonetic Transcription Group

Organiser: Sarah White Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, Leeds Beckett University

Nov 13

Sky Betting and Gaming A Yorkshire business focused on safer gambling

Ben Wright, Head of Safer Gambling at Sky Betting and Gaming, is the latest speaker in the Leeds Business School guest lecture series.

Nov 21

Who's the Radical? Militarisation, Conscientious Objection, and the Significance of Context

This lecture will focus on feedback from the Israeli antimiliatrist group New Profile regarding their work in recent years and discuss ways in which militarism can subvert and colonise vocal protests against it.

Nov 21

Working together to tackle serious violent crime

Join Leeds Law School as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire shares his experience around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. He will highlight the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

Dec 3

Designing sustainability in to food packaging

Leeds Business School are delighted to welcome Ian Schofield as December’s speaker in their guest lecture series.

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