Research Environment and Culture

Encouraging Excellence, Supporting Success

At the 51app, we understand the importance of providing staff and students with the best possible environment for pursuing research that can help our communities, improve lives, and change the world.

Our supportive and inclusive research culture, where collaboration and knowledge exchange is fostered through a range of specialist institutes, schools, and policy initiatives, remains the bedrock of our success, while major investments in new buildings and state-of-the-art research facilities ensure that we nurture creativity and deliver impactful research that addresses regional and global priorities.

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Supporting Our Students

The Doctoral School

The University's Doctoral School provides a focal point for our vibrant community of postgraduate researchers, offering student support, training programmes, and opportunities to share experiences across the wider research community at 51app.

Research Studentships

Our postgraduate students are an integral part of our research community and we regularly provide opportunities to work with our expert academics on exciting research projects through our range of studentships.

Maintaining High Standards of Integrity

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of our research. We do this by supporting good conduct and helping to prevent misconduct, upholding the commitments outlined in the UUK Concordat to Support Research Integrity, which provides a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct.

The University has developed a code of practice for research and a set of policies designed to encourage the completion of studies of the highest quality, to meet our ambitions as set out in our Strategic Plan 2022-27.

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Specialist Facilities

You can take advantage of the high-quality facilities and specialist research spaces we offer across our buildings on campuses to help support your research, including scientific laboratories, state-of-the-art clinical suites, specialist arts studios, and access to advanced research equipment and resources.

Explore Our Facilities
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Achieving Your Ambitions

The University is a signatory of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, setting out clear standards that research staff can expect from the institution that employs them. 

The Concordat is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for research careers in UK higher education. It not only helps to improve the environment and culture within which research is conducted, but also recognises the role of research and innovation in delivering the UK’s industrial and economic strategies.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students at 51app have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience, develop transferable skills, and even contribute to new knowledge through our competitive bursary scheme, where they can work alongside experts on a range projects across all disciplines.

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Research Insights

Details about our extensive range of research studies and activities can be found in our research repositories and on the staff pages in the 51app's staff directory.