CREST Members

CREST members

Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through inspirational teaching and research, the University transforms students’ lives. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath …

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Research is an integral part of academic life at Bishop Grosseteste and forms one of the defining characteristics of the university’s culture. Research stimulates innovation in learning and teaching, informs our practices and pushes back the boundaries of knowledge and …

Bradford College

Bradford College actively encourages staff to engage in scholarly activity, both subject specific and pedagogic.  The forms of activity in which staff engage are diverse, but typically include: action research, applied research, attendance at conferences and colloquia, conference presentations/workshops, consultancy, …

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Buckinghamshire New University

Research at Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks) is focused on the needs of business, commerce and industry as well as the public and voluntary sectors.  Bucks strongly encourage a collaborative approach and have a number of non-profit research centres and institutes which foster close …

Falmouth University

Established in 1902, Falmouth University has evolved from art school to creative innovation hub. It’s ranked as the UK’s number one University in the arts and creative industries. The University now has nearly 4500 students from foundation level, to PhD.  …

Glyndwr University

Glyndŵr University

Glyndŵr University is based in Wrexham, North Wales. Glyndŵr University’s ancestry dates back to 1887 when the Wrexham School of Science and Art was established, in response to local demands and to create a highly skilled workforce for the growing …

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Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University (HAU) is an institution that is closely related to the needs of the rural economy and industries reliant upon the rural economy, with a specific commitment to sustainable agriculture, re-establishing connections between food producers and consumers, knowledge …

Hartpury College and University Centre

Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. Our stunning specialist campus covers more than 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham. Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of …

Leeds Arts University

Leeds College of Art has been delivering art and design education from its initial foundation as Leeds School of Art in 1846. Since the 1960s it has delivered higher education commencing with the award of Diploma in Art and Design …

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Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity is a teaching-led, research-informed university, committed to empowering individuals and engagement with communities. Our scholarships and research learning informs our teaching and likewise, our teaching influences the research we undertake. Leeds Trinity has a rapidly growing research reputation …

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Newman University

  Newman University is developing a strong research culture and offers opportunities for research at postgraduate level. We offer a range of intellectually challenging taught postgraduate courses leading to the award of MRes, MA or MSc. Our research students study …

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Norwich University of the Arts

The ethos of a specialist academic culture underpins Norwich University of the Art‘s strategy for research, which focuses on generating new forms of creative practice informed by critical and cultural perspectives. NUA works with Universities, museums, galleries, and creative and …

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Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art’s (PCA) philosophy for research is grounded in the institution’s distinctive mission and purpose as a specialist provider of education in art, craft, design and media. It reflects PCA’s beliefs in the value of creative practice and the centrality …

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Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne’s practice-based research also supports investigation into the industrial and cultural contexts, and impacts and value of emerging technologies. We are particularly interested in the aesthetics and uses of technologies which have relevance to the Creative Industries. We are committed …

Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is the oldest agricultural college (1845) in the English-speaking world, but also the newest, gaining university title in 2013; until 2000 it was outside the public sector. The RAU was founded with the express aim …

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Research@Central concerns itself with the ways in which theatre is made, analysed and documented across a range of contexts and environments. Professor Maria Delgado, Director of Research, introduces Research@Central: As a constituent College of the University of London, Central supports …

Southampton Solent University

Research at Southampton Solent is applicable to the public and private sectors including the maritime industry, voluntary services, sport, health, education, the creative industries and society. It seeks to contribute to the many different debates and issues that we are …

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Value and Impact St Mary’s has an established culture of research and scholarship, concentrated in hubs of excellence within research centres and at discipline level in Academic Schools. Research at St Mary’s is valued, encouraged and supported; undertaking research and scholarship is …

University for the Creative Arts

As a specialist institution, UCA is committed to creative practice and understands research and enquiry to be at the heart of lifelong practice-led pedagogies in the creative arts. UCA researchers represent a broad range of practice as artists, designers, architects, …

Chichester

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester aims to be a socially responsible university that is recognised internationally, significant nationally, important regionally and vital locally – not only in teaching and student experience, but also in research and in its diverse communities and …

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University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria operates from three main campuses and various other locations across Cumbria and Tower Hamlets, London. The University was created in 2007 and has a strong background in practical disciplines such as those in Health, Education, applied …

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University of St Mark and St John

The University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth undertakes research with impact and relevance to society and the economy. The focus of research is upon health and wealth generation. Research addresses economic growth and social mobility through sector-specific …

The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is a values-driven institution that offers excellent programmes of study sustained by teaching and research of the highest quality. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise no less than 75% of our research was deemed to be …

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University of Worcester

The University of Worcester is committed to producing high quality research with impact across all its subject areas and expect and support our academic staff to engage in research and knowledge transfer. At the same time, the institution wishes to …

Writtle University College

Writtle University College has been established since 1893 providing services to agriculture and the land based sectors. The University College has a tradition of successful Postgraduate Research Students that have graduated with studies focusing on land-based, environmental, animal science and …

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York St John University

The academic strategy at York St John University promotes interdisciplinary research and aims to develop critical mass in areas of research strength in  each of its four disciplines. The key aims of the institution are to attract increasing numbers of PhD students, …