The Faculty has a thriving research culture, and we are delighted with its very strong Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results. The Social Work and Social Policy REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the UK out of 76 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE x GPA) for this submission is 8th in the UK. The Education REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the UK out of 83 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE x GPA) of this submission is 24th in the UK.
We hold significant external research funding, and during the academic year 2020/21 to date have been awarded over £7m in new grants. Our work is interdisciplinary, and we take a team approach, which includes particular support for early career researchers. We collaborate with all other Faculties in the University in research, and have multiple external partners, nationally and internationally. Find out more on the details of our work, including projects and publications.
We have a very active equality, diversity and inclusion group who progress Faculty policy and practice to ensure equity is at the heart of our strategy and priorities.