Research impact matters. Tracking the many ways that UWS research creates value beyond academia and benefits to, contributes to and influences our society, our economy, our environment and culture is important. Many groups and communities are benefiting from UWS research including UK and global businesses, NHS and civic society. Impact provides the evidence showcasing our journey to achieve our vision for UWS to be among the global leaders of excellent, relevant and purposeful research aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For REF2021 assessment purposes,impact is defined as
an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia.