St Mary's University Demonstrates Academic Success in REF2014 Results
St Mary’s University received a ringing endorsement from the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) for its academic research in a number of departments.
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St Mary’s increased its submitted Units of Assessment for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) with almost 60 staff entering their publications.
Since 2008, there has been a significant increase in research activity at St Mary's, which has resulted in:
- Wider research discipline base
- More prolific research environment with significantly increased numbers of postgraduate research students, research events and training
- Significant increase in the number of funding applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies
- An increase in the number of research groups and centres
The REF preparation process has been guided by the University's REF Code of Practice, which ensured that all the processes concerned with the selection of staff for inclusion in REF2014 submissions were transparent. Practice in respect of submissions has been consistent across the institution and has set out the principles which were applied to all aspects and stages of the processes.