World leading Research and Impact
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise, the University achieved its best ever results. In REF2021 the University of Wolverhampton has significantly grown its research and submitted 4 new subject areas and 75% more staff than in REF2014. The results show that more than half of our research is judged as internationally excellent (3*) and world-leading (4*). Sixteen subject areas submitted had elements of world-leading research, amongst which featured research on changing perceptions of the Black Country, eliminating gender and race discrimination and improving health outcomes for all.
Impact Beyond Academia
At the University of Wolverhampton, we are passionate about making a positive impact on our students, our local community and beyond. Through collaboration and multi-disciplinary projects, our research contributes to public debate, creates solutions to local, national and global challenges, and preserves and promotes cultural works of international significance. By advancing knowledge, and bringing together excellence and innovation, we challenge perceptions and seek to change the world for the better.
Equality and Inclusivity
As the University of Opportunity, we are fully committed to promoting and enabling equality of opportunity and demonstrating inclusivity for all our staff and students. Part of this commitment is to ensure we have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) for the institution, which can be found here. The University of Wolverhampton’s GEP aligns with the mandatory and recommended requirements of the Horizon Europe programme GEP.
Our REF2021 submission was not only the largest but also the most inclusive submission we made to date. This was recognised by the assessors who commented on our commitment to, and progress with, equality, diversity and inclusion.
Research and Engagement
Research Services advises, guides and supports research strategic and operational priorities and activities of academic staff with Significant Responsibility for Research within the University’s Faculties and Institutes across the range of their business and the academic mission of the University:
- Research Impact & Excellence
- Research Systems & Operations
- Research Integrity & Governance
- Bidding Support
- Research Development