evidencing impact beyond academia
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.
Following the success of our 2014 submission as highlighted on this page, the university has now submitted to REF 2021. Find out how we are expanding and enhancing our research base through our institutes and centres by exploring our impact case studies.