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Research Excellence Framework 2021 results for English at Royal Holloway

REF 2021: The result for the Department of English

  • Date11 May 2022

The Department of English has been judged to be within the upper quartile for 4-star research outputs in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, with 100% of our research impact judged to be either 4-star or 3-star, meaning that the impact of our research is considered to be either world leading or internationally excellent respectively.

Department of English

We are proud of these results as we believe they showcase not only the breadth of research we undertake and the energy we put into it, but also how it has made a difference in society - and how we can pass on the benefits of all of that to our students through our research-led teaching.

Head of Department, Prof. Ruth Livesey, had this to say on the results: ‘We are so delighted to see the exceptional quality of the critical studies, novels and poetry written by members of our department acknowledged in this way. Our writing wants to reach out and change how people see the world around them and that is what brings us together as a community of critics, novelists and poets.’

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