But there only have been two research assessments, so does that mean that every university department which has got the 5* rating in both assessments is 6*? It's just that I haven't heard this before... Eg. the Music department at Royal Holloway has received 5* in both assessments, but I haven't heard anything about it being 6*.(Original post by swallows)
Actually there is. Its for university departments that have consistently earned the 5* rating in research assessments, to differentiate between those with 5* only in the last assessment, and those who have had it previously as well. Hope that makes sense.
...and I'm jealous