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Salford Business School Research

Salford Business School Research achieved the biggest growth in research quality among the business schools in the North West  with 140% growth in world leading research and with 40% of its impact judged as  outstanding in REF 2014 assessment. Our  outstanding impact in Sports Business is highlighted through our development of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the official ratings system of the Barclays Premier League. Our vision is to develop next-generation business, management and law research that is industry-relevant and digitally-informed.

We leverage the historical reputation of the University in technology-led, applied innovation by organising resources around our multi-disciplinary sector-based centres and our four discipline groups.

We have a compelling record of generating research in partnership with: SMEs—we are a top 5 University for SME engagement (Witty Review); city-regions, regional government, and international organisations; international rail operators; rail trades unions; national and international sports and gaming administration agencies; football governing bodies and professional football leagues; gambling regulatory authorities and policy makers.

Latest news

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Refining your impact case studies
Our potential case study leads for REF2021 have recently submitted the second draft of their impact case studies, which will be assessed as part of an internal peer review process in April. Twenty of these will then also be selected for external peer review in June. At this stage in the process, feedback from colleagues […]

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Mon 18 Feb 2019

Confirmed Impact Guidance for REF2021
With less than 2 years to go until our REF submission (deadline: Friday, 27th November 2020), the final set of guidance materials for REF2021 (including guidance on submissions and panel guidelines) was published on 31 January 2019 following wide consultation with the sector in late 2018. The final guidance documentation is available at www.ref.ac.uk/publications/ What […]

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Mon 21 Jan 2019

Research Impact Fund – Special Call
To support researchers at Salford in becoming more ‘impactful’, the University operates an internal Research Impact Fund, which offers: • up to £1000 that must be match-funded by your School/Research Centre, to individuals and groups in support of activities that reflect the University’s desire to increase the impact and reach of its research, and/or highlight […]

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Tue 4 Dec 2018

2019 preparations and ‘REF readiness’
With Christmas fast approaching, here in the REF team we are already turning our attention to 2019 and considering how our REF readiness activities will start to take shape. In terms of our preparations around impact, the new year will herald a raft of targeted activities to help ensure that our case study submission in […]

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Thu 15 Nov 2018

Impact Guidance for REF2021
The initial set of guidance materials for REF2021 (including guidance on submissions and panel guidelines) was published in July 2018 and consultation with the sector was concluded on 15th October 2018. The final guidance is due to be published in January 2019, after which time the University will hold a series of briefing meetings through […]

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Tue 23 Oct 2018

ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2018
The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running over 30 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, 3-10 November 2018. The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together an eclectic blend […]

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