Research Environment

Underpinning the University’s core values of being progressive, compassionate and responsible, the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office support staff through a strategic commitment to developing a unified, interdisciplinary community of researchers.

Support is available across the office’s three teams:

  • The Research Development Team, who provide support for all funding bids, contract set-up and post-award.
  • The Collaboration Development Team, who ensure a joined-up and strategic approach to developing and using partnerships in a way that unlocks the value held in our research base.
  • The Research Environment and Scholarly Communications Team, who support in information systems, national policy & research and innovation environment, and international policy environment across all areas of research.

For questions and further information, contact [email protected].

Find news on exciting developments around our research environment at the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office Blog, where you can also access the 2020-21 Researcher Development Programme.

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REF 2021 Information

The Research Excellence Framework is a process for assessing research in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and is undertaken by Research England on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies. At the University of Westminster preparations for REF2021 are underway and updates are available for staff on Sharepoint.

The University of Westminster’s REF2021 Code of Practice sets out the procedural framework that underlies the University’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2021. The Code of Practice outlines how the principles of Transparency, Consistency, Accountability and Inclusivity, as integral parts of the REF2021 process, will be approached at Westminster with regards to the REF 2021 submission.

Download the University of Westminster REF20201 Code of Practice below.

For questions and further information please read our REF2021 Code of Practice FAQsGo to REF2021 Code of Practice FAQs page or contact [email protected]

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HR Excellence in Research award

The University of Westminster has held the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award since 2016, which recognises the University’s continuing commitment to supporting research careers.

Read moreGo to HR Excellence in Research Award page

Are you a current doctoral researcher?

Contact the Graduate School for doctoral researcher support.

Read moreGo to Graduate School Registry page