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Research carried out at the University of Chester has been submitted to be assessed for quality and impact.


The University of Chester is preparing to submit to the Research Excellence Framework exercise that will be conducted in 2021.  The final date for submission is 31 March 2021. . 

Research England have confirmed that, following assessments conducted by both the REF2021 Equality and Diversity Panel (EDAP) and Research England, the institution's Code of Practice is considered to meet the published requirements set out in the REF 2021 COP Guidance (REF 2019/03).

The University of Chester Code of Practice for REF2021 can be viewed in full here.

REF 2014

The University of Chester was found to have made steady progress over all within the Research Excellence Framework undertaken in 2014, with significant improvement across the 16 Units of Assessment into which submissions were made.  All academic areas submitted were judged to include international excellent research, with many areas also including world leading research.

The full results for the University of Chester can be viewed on the REF 2014 website.