Research priority areas
Research priority areas are built on existing research strength for investment in the future.
World-leading in all of our submitted research areas – our research has impact on practice and student learning.
We are ranked 6th overall in the 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and 7th for research skills.
As a student-centred, learning-led university, we believe that the creation and application of new knowledge is fundamental to our mission.
Our research and professional practice has impact for society and business, informing our curriculum and enhancing learning opportunities for our students.
Our students are involved in the development and application of new knowledge, working collaboratively with staff and other students. In our view, this is a defining feature of an excellent higher education experience.
Each of our academic schools contribute to our learning-led, research-informed environment.
We embed research in all our activities, ensuring students and staff benefit from and contribute to vibrant subject communities, engaged in fundamental and applied research.
Our six Research Priority Areas build on our strengths and recognise the opportunities we have to contribute to contemporary challenges.
You can search the university’s repository of journal articles, books and publications online.
The Academic Development Unit (ADU) is responsible for the implementation of the Academic Strategy, working in close partnership with all academic Schools and professional Departments, covering learning & teaching and research & practice, and the development of the subject communities that our students and academic staff join.
We are a signatory to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. We have agreed to an action plan to further improve, and the progress against this plan will be reviewed by Council annually.
Our academic staff ensure research is conducted in every subject for the benefit of the learning of our students and to have a positive impact on society. We support them in this important aspect of their work through creating an environment in which they can thrive.