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Research Impact

We’re proud of our world-class research and the difference it makes around the world.

Creating positive change

The creative thinking that fuels our research is changing the world for the better. Our research has helped advance knowledge and understanding, and had an impact on policy, environment, society, and the commercial space. Our Faculty is proud to support the highest rigour of research and the excellent people who make it possible.

Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is how the UK can assess the quality of research and its impact. It also re-affirms our growth as a research-led university.

For REF 2021, our Faculty made six submissions to the following Units of Assessment (UoA). They're assessed in relation to our research outputs, research impact and research environment.