School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK’s higher education institutions.

The review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

It's based based on three main criteria:

  • quality of research outputs
  • impact of research beyond the University
  • vitality of the research environment


Our School submitted to Unit of Assessment 25 and Unit of Assessment 28. The results are now published for both of these.

The previous analysis, the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, produced the following results for our Faculty.