REF 2014 confirms Bangor Psychology’s global reputation
Bangor’s School of Psychology has performed exceptionally well in the latest research rankings, with 89% of its research output ranked as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and an overall ranking of 17th (out of 82 universities).
A key element of this success is in the School’s efforts to create Impact outside of the academic world. In this category the School’s entire submission was ranked as ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ in terms of its reach and significance. Overall, this performance extends our record of outstanding results in research assessment exercises stretching back for more than 20 years.
Head of School Dr John Parkinson expressed his satisfaction at the latest results: “I am very pleased with the School’s performance in one of the largest and most competitive units of assessment in the 2014 REF.
“I have always been aware of the strength of our school which has drawn staff and students from across the globe to Bangor and the fact that 40% of our research output is ranked as ‘world leading’ is testament to that strength. Our high impact score, relating to activities such as Mindfulness, Dementia, and Healthy Eating shows that we make a real difference to peoples’ lives in the world.
“I think it is also worth reiterating that this excellent REF performance follows hard on the heels of an exceptional NSS 2014 performance where we were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for ‘student satisfaction’. Very few other departments across the UK can offer such compelling evidence of combined research and teaching excellence. We really do offer an exceptional research environment and academic experience in a beautiful part of the world and I am exceptionally proud to lead such a unique school.”
A summary table of the University’s REF results can be accessed here.
Publication date: 18 December 2014