Newcastle University was one of the first Universities in the UK and Europe to be awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award in September 2010, and we have recently been successful in retaining this award following re-assessment at the end of 2012.
The award recognises our successes in supporting the career development of our researchers and in implementing the national Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which was agreed between the major funders and employers of researchers in the UK. The Concordat sets out a vision of working practices, roles and responsibilities which should further the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK. Our new implementation plan for 2012-14 along with the report on our achievements against our first plan and supporting documents are shown below.
A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission's 'HR Excellence in Research' badge, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.
Implementation Plan 2012-14 (PDF, 194KB)
Achievements Against Implementation Plan 2009-12 (PDF, 80KB)
Implementation Plan 2009-12 (PDF, 114KB)
Mapping Against CROS and PIRLS 2012 (PDF, 331KB)
Existing Support for Research Staff 2009 (PDF, 80KB)