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Research culture

We foster an inclusive research culture that provides support for staff and students at every stage of their careers.

We take pride in the richness of our research interests and diverse specialisations, spanning the arts, crafts, and humanities, as well as the social and physical sciences.

We work collaboratively in many of our research projects with communities, industry, and public bodies, sharing our expertise to achieve common goals and make a positive impact on our local environments and the wider world.

Support for students

Support for research and research students

Our staff and students are actively supported through a range of development policies and opportunities that are tailored to individual career stages and informed by our commitment to equality and diversity.

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Industry and research collaborations

Our productive research links with practice, industry and universities worldwide have led to significant contributions beyond academia.

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Accolades and recognition

Our research is held in high esteem across the world; this is demonstrated by the number of important prizes academic staff and their work have been awarded in recent years.

WSA engagement


Our engagement ventures see us working with communities, industry, professional bodies, schools and national and international partners.