Swansea University proudly holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our commitment to support the Career Development of Research Staff. The award was first attained by the University in 2010 and renewed in January 2013, January 2015, January 2017 and June 2019.
As part of our commitment to our research staff, we implement the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Research Staff. This includes having a policy and action plan outlining our commitments and enhancements.
OUR LATEST HR IN EXCELLENCE AWARD SUBMISSION
The University has been successful in retaining the HR Excellence in Research Award following a 10 year review.
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, Professor Helen Griffiths:
‘I am delighted that our longstanding commitment to developing early career researchers has been recognised by the retention of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.
Many congratulations to all who have contributed to this success and a particular thank you to members of the Research Staff Working Group who continue to oversee the delivery of the Concordat Action Plan for Research Staff.
Our researchers are crucial to the excellence of our research. As we look to the future, and through our commitments that are articulated in the updated Concordat, we pledge to continue our focus on our supportive and inclusive research culture further enabling our talented researchers to flourish.’
As part of the assessment process, we submitted:
- HR Excellence in Research Report 2021 - summary of progress over the last 2 years
- Concordat Action Plan 2019 to 2020 - actions taken in line with the principles
- HR Excellence in Research Action Plan 2021 - outline of our future plans