As outlined in the Research and Discovery goal of the Strategic Plan, the University is committed to “providing a creative, ambitious and supportive environment in which researchers at every career stage can develop into and thrive as leaders in their chosen field”.

The University holds the HR Excellence in Research Award based on our sustained commitment to the aims and principles of the Concordat and became a signatory to the revised Concordat in May 2020.

The Research Staff Strategy Group oversees the governance of the Concordat. The group undertakes regular reviews of the Concordat Action Plans, reports on progress, and contributes to sharing practice across the sector.

Researcher Development Concordat

Research Staff Culture Survey