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Research Excellence Framework; Our Impact

Our impact

Please take a look at our impressive REF 2014 submissions, listed on the left hand side of this page. You will find an array of interesting information about our research and the resulting impact.

The research we submitted for REF 2014 has been identified as both 3* and 4*. The judgements made are based on three factors including: 

  • output quality
  • impact outside the higher education sector and
  • research environment.

This means we are officially ‘Internationally Excellent’ and ‘World Leading’. To read the full news story, follow this link.

The REF will:

  • inform the selective allocation of their research funding to HEIs, with effect from 2015-16;
  • provide accountability for public investment in research and produces evidence of the benefits of this investment;
  • provide benchmarking information and establish reputational yardsticks.

Further information can be found on the HEFCE website