The University of Huddersfield is pleased to announce that it has retained its HR Excellence in Research award for its long-term commitment to the career development of its researchers.

The award follows the eight-year review of the University by the UK Excellence in Research Panel, and is one of a number of UK institutions with the award from Vitae, a non-profit programme that is part of the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd. The University first received the award in 2011.

Ruth Sivori, the University’s Head of Human Resources, commented: “The HR Excellence in Research Award is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and in retaining their Awards institutions demonstrate their long-term commitment to the career development of researchers. 

“We are delighted to have retained the award at the eight-year review stage, through internal re-assessment confirmed by the UK HR Excellence in Research Award Panel. We are confident that within the reviews and action plans developed that our strategies and activities undertaken for the Concordat are aligned with the overall University Strategy.”

Under its review, the University provided the panel with details of its action plan to support its researchers, including full access to training to allow for experience across the University, and a stable working environment through longer contracts or permanent roles.

The University web page on HR Excellence in Research is being updated with more information.



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