HR Excellence in Research Award
We are committed to empowering and supporting all researchers to conduct research at the highest level and to supporting early career researchers to build and sustain their careers.
In 2010, we became one of the first universities in the UK to apply for, and receive, the HR Excellence in Research award. The award was successfully retained in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 following internal and external review processes. The next review is due in 2020.
The framework for how research careers in the UK should be managed and supported is set out by the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. It is based on the principle that improving development opportunities and career management for researchers will lead to improvements in research performance.
Implementation of the Concordat is used by the European Commission as evidence of an institution’s commitment to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Over the last ten years, continuous progress has been made in the ways in which we support and develop our research staff and in improving the research environment in which they work, demonstrating our commitment to the seven principles of the Concordat
An overview of the University’s progress is available in the following documents:
25 September 2020
This review shows our progress between 2018 and 2020 against our 2018 action plan.
Previous Concordat action plans
Previous reviews under the HR Excellence in Research scheme
Further information and guidance can be found on the Vitae website.