We are proud to be part of the University's drive to deliver the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

A conversational tour of departments - recommendations for an effective and inclusive research environment for research staff

View the University-wide recommendations of good practice using the link to the right.

You can also visit the 'Research Environment' channel on Kaltura digital media hub HERE

Through the hard work of the the Research Staff Development Committee and committed individuals in Departments across the University, the ideas generated in Faculties are now being used to effect positive change.

If you are interested in looking at broader features of world-leading environments - please visit the University ethics & integrity webpages [LINK]


  • In December 2015, the (then) PVC for Research & Innovation, Richard Jones and the five Faculty Directors of Research & Innovation endorsed a University level set of recommended practices to ensure we continue to imbed these seven Concordat principles in all that we do.
  • Feedback from the conversations fed in to various projects relating to talent attraction, for example a process improvement review of recruitment and selection.
  • Debate had about which members of staff fall under the category, ‘Early Career Researcher’ have been shared with RCUK to inform their practices. "The information you provided has been incorporated into our RCUK workstream on future leaders, postdoctoral researchers and research specialists. Your tour has directly impacted into evolving RCUK postdoctoral research strategy." (BBSRC)
  • 2017 Departmental reflection - a list of top ten tips for enabling change is created to help with continuing improvement across the institution (see above video).