Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Researchers Concordat & HR Excellence in Research

About the national Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and the HR Excellence in Research badging.

Research staff Concordat

Signed by Universities UK and Research Councils UK (RCUK), the UK Higher Education Funding Councils, the Wellcome Trust and several other funders of research, the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is a document to support researchers like you.

HR excellence in research award

The University gained the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' from the European Commission in September 2010. We have successfully retained the Award through a number of reviews – a two year internal review in 2012 and then again in 2016, and a four year external review in 2014. As of March 2019, the University retained the Award and is now one of 8 institutions who have undertaken and retained the Award at the eight year stage.