HR Excellence in Research Award, 12 year external review due January 2023

This year we will submit for our 12 year review. Reporting on progress over the last 4 years and preparing a new 4 year action plan. You can get involved and help define our priorities and actions

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Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

The University of Leeds is committed to supporting the career progression of our research staff, with opportunities for professional and personal development.

We have signed up to the revised Researcher Development Concordat, launched in September 2019.  This is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers.  It has 3 defining principles: environment and culture, employment and career development.   As we state in our sign up letter:

The University of Leeds has a sustained institutional commitment to provide an excellent working environment, which enables our research staff to fulfill their potential. We have an ambitious action plan, developed in partnership with our researchers, which aims to have a positive impact on both our research staff and the institution

A scanned copy of the letter can be downloaded as a PDF.  The full Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word format.

Our ongoing work to implement the principles of the Concordat has resulted in us retaining the HR Excellence in Research award each year since 2010.  Details on the HR excellence award, our implementation plan and reporting can be found on the governance page.   

What does this mean for our researchers? 

The Concordat sets out the responsibilities for funders, institutions and your managers, so you will know what you can expect from each of these groups.  It also provides guidelines regarding the responsibilities you have in your own personal and professional development.  Details of the responsibilities for each group can be found on the information pages for researchers, managers and the institution.  

Find out more:

More information and resources for researchers
More information and resources for managers
More information and resources for all staff
How we report and evidence our progress
Find out about our actions and progress
Documents, plans and reports
View our Concordat Annual Report for the period March 2021-22
Access the report
Join the MS Team to find out what professional and career development is available, meet other researchers, feedback on our Concordat action plan and lots more
Join the MS Team
Our Concordat implementation plan contains multiple actions with different timescales and evaluation measures. This sway will let you know how we are progressing each one.
Concordat Launch Week featured a series of presentations, Q&A sessions and guest speakers. To access the programme and the recorded presentations click here