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90% of our research has been confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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Our research impact

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.

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From developing researchers to our state-of-the-art facilities, supporting research innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

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Languages for All student reading book in Students' Union Study

Learn a language this summer

This summer we’re offering intensive language courses in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish at different levels of ability, from beginners to more advanced.

Languages for All student reading book in Students' Union Research

Spreading the word on the health benefits of wild swimming

The benefits of wild swimming are well-documented. Now a new research project is encouraging more people to reap the health benefits.

Languages for All student reading book in Students' Union Community

Come and see us as the Urdd National Eisteddfod

Discover the activities we'll be running at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europe's largest touring festivals young people.