REF 2021 - Research Excellence Framework

Welcome to Ulster University’s REF website. These pages are designed to help us in our preparations for REF2021 and will be adapted and added to as we work towards our REF submission.

REF2021 Timeline

Download a copy of the REF2021 national timeline and Ulster’s supporting actions, pre-submission and post-submission. This has been revised to take account of the effects of COVID-19.

View the REF2021 Timeline (pre-submission)  

View the REF2021 Timeline (post-submission)  

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Getting closer to the truth, asking the right question, problem solving.

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Impact for REF

Impact has been considered a beneficial addition to the REF and will be part of the REF2021 assessment.

Key Dates for REF

Key dates for REF

HEFCE Archive

Higher Education Funding Council for England archive.

Webinars by HEFCE

View the latest REF webinars

Contact us

Contact the REF team

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