Recognition for our support of researchers’ development

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 13, 2017 02:21 PM |
We have been named as one of eight UK universities to retain the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

The renewal of the Award after a six-year review is a demonstration of our long-term commitment to the career development of researchers. There are currently 98 UK institutions with the Award, more than double any other country in Europe.

To have the renewal approved, we needed to submit a two-year Action Plan and a three-page overview of progress since the last audit in 2015. These were put together by the Doctoral College in consultation with Research Directors, the dPVC for Equality and other key staff.

But perhaps most importantly, aside from the clear best practice and planning involved in the submission, the award acknowledges that we have taken into account the views of researchers at the University.

Professor Dave Lambert, Director of the Doctoral College, said: “As we take shape as the Doctoral College, a key priority will be to recognise and reward research staff contributions, and create opportunities for our research staff and all early career researchers to realise their potential, within and beyond academia.”

The Doctoral College was introduced this year in order to provide ongoing support for the development of our researchers.

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