Leicester’s commitment to researchers confirmed with renewed award

The University of Leicester is proud to announce that we have retained our HR Excellence in Research Award following the eight-year review.

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 our Award we have demonstrated our long-term commitment to the career development of researchers.

Going forward, the implementation of the concordat strategy will be overseen by the recently formed ECR and Research Staff Career Enhancement sub-committee. 

In 2005 the European Commission launched the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers which set out some principles for good working conditions for researchers. Following this, the UK implemented the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers with recognition of implementation of this principles through the HR Excellence in Research Award. Leicester has retained recognition and thus renewed the award at the 8-year milestone.

Professor David Lambert, Dean of the Doctoral College, said: “I am absolutely delighted that our work towards supporting researchers of all levels has been recognised. This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the Doctoral College and the support from the CLS PDRA group, particularly Helen Collins, for the review process.”