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Our impact

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th for the volume of its high quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The REF rated 84 per cent of Southampton’s overall research activity as world-leading and internationally excellent.

English at Southampton prides itself on the quality of its research, the diversity of its outputs, and the range and breadth of its impacts. The 2014 REF described assessed 100% of our research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Medieval Swansea
Medieval Swansea

Re-Making Places: Medieval Heritage, Regeneration and Regional Development

Our innovative methodologies and tools have extended our understanding of medieval Swansea, enabling reconstruction of a heritage route across South Wales to Hereford. This has led to engaging interactive material, popular touring exhibitions and key commercial partnerships.

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Show Me the Money
Courtesy of the John Hansard Gallery, 2014

Show Me The Money: Improving Public and Professional Understanding of Finance

Professor Nicky Marsh’s research reveals the role that narrative, language, emotion, desire and imagination have played in both constructing and critiquing the economy. A range of innovative exhibitions, workshops, broadcasts, courses and archives have transformed and expanded both public and professional understanding of finance.

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