Continuing our preparations for REF2021

Importance of REF2021 to our institution

We continue with our ‘one University’ approach, driven by the aim to develop and submit a high-quality REF submission, which truly represents our research. We continue to be hugely impressed and proud of how colleagues are working together, to ensure our REF submission is the very best it can be. The outcomes of REF2021 remain vitally important for our University, not least due to the funding REF brings, through QR income from Research England.

REF is more important than ever to our reputation as a research-intensive university, to support our student recruitment drive and to attract the very best researchers. Our submission will help to secure our future and help us to continue to deliver world-changing research, both now and in the years to come.

The REF team within the Research and Enterprise Division are committed to supporting all Units of Assessment to deliver a strong REF submission. If you have a question or would like to speak to a member of the team please contact them directly or via the team email