What is a Unit of Assessment (UoA)?

What is a Unit of Assessment (UoA)?

A grouping by academic discipline of staff, research outputs, and impact case studies, along with an environment narrative. All staff are submitted in a UoA such as Law, Politics and International Studies, or Sociology. You can see the full list here.

  • The University will appoint a UoA Coordinator with overall responsibility for that UoA's REF submission.
  • Once returned to Government, each UoA submission is assessed by a panel of experts covering the range of sub-disciplines. Panel members nominate themselves, and are selected by the sub-panel chair. The full list of chairs can be viewed here.
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