00:00 - 00:04Vice Chancellor, we have just received news of the REF results
00:04 - 00:07As you can see, 84 per cent of our research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
00:08 - 00:11This is seven per cent above the sector average and twice the level the University achieved in the previous REF Exercise
00:11 - 00:16History and Sociology consolidated their positions at the top of the rankings, while Mathematics and Philosophy have ranked in the top ten
00:17 - 00:21Excellent. But what of the Government Department?
00:24 - 00:25Erm ... Vice Chancellor ...
00:27 - 00:28I'm afraid ...
00:31 - 00:33Government ranked 27th with a Grade Point Average of 2.9
00:34 - 00:37The panel judged the Department's submission to be theoretically impoverished
00:53 - 00:57Anybody who's not in the Government Department, leave now