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Coventry University has had its biggest and best performance in the UK’s assessment of research in higher education after huge growth in its ability to deliver research aimed at impacting people’s lives around the globe.

The percentage of Coventry University’s research classed as world leading or internationally excellent has increased to 70% in the Research Excellence Framework 2021, from 61% in the REF2014.

A unique educational programme which mentors and inspires secondary school children culminated in an aspirational tour of the metropolitan centre of the north. More than 20 Year 10 pupils from across West Cumbria participated in this year’s ICanToo programme run by charitable organisation The React Foundation, in conjunction with leading employability skills provider Inspira.

The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) identify ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research across the UK. Indeed, 41% of submissions were judged to be world leading, and 43% as internationally excellent. Crucially, REF2021 – through the increased weighting for ‘impact’ – recognises the transformative effects of successful university-business collaborations.

Ground-breaking projects from those changing health guidelines to others profiling the true extent of the contribution of Muslim soldiers in WWI have seen Birmingham City University’s research become bigger, better and broader, according to a major review published.

BCU is one of 157 UK universities to have taken part in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) - an independent review assessing the excellence of research in higher education.

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Ghent University (Belgium) have discovered hundreds of possible large prehistoric pits – and thousands of smaller ones – at the heart of the Stonehenge landscape, challenging our understanding of land use through time at the most intensively investigated prehistoric site in the world. A large pit, over 4 metres wide and 2 metres deep dug into chalk bedrock, stands out as the most ancient trace of land use yet discovered at Stonehenge.