Innovating      Influencing      Improving      Impacting

Our impact from research undertaken at the University has increased considerably in the last years: for the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) we submitted 38 impact case studies across 17 Units of Assessment (including two new Units for this REF cycle), many of which speak to our research’s effects on policy and society.

The University of Wolverhampton is partnered with the following networks, highlighting how our research can impact on policy:

  • The Universities Policy Engagement Network, UPEN, is a community of UK universities committed to increasing the impact of research on policy. 
  • The UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) is a community of institutions aligned to their commitment to sustainability and the climate change agenda.
  • The Midlands Engine pan-regional partnership, working to accelerate growth and prosperity for every part of the Midlands.
  • The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI), whose collaborative partnerships with regional stakeholders involved in planning and dellivering growth policies for the region.
  • The Midlands Impact Group, comprising impact teams from regional Universities.

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Equality and Diversity

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to issues of Equality and Diversity, and to enabling all staff and students to succeed.  Our policy statements on Equality and Diversity can be found here.  The University holds both the Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of its work in developing a gender equality plan, and the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

The impact of our research in this area has national and international reach - for instance our work on board processes and behaviours have brought new feminist perspectives on corporate governance impacting practices across the sectors.

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