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Outstanding achievement: Salford achieves eight years of HR Excellence in Research

Mar 12, 2019

We’re delighted to announce that the University has been successful in retaining our HR Excellence in Research award. This award recognises institutions’ commitment to supporting the careers of researchers, and is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Salford was one of the first tranche of Universities to secure this award in 2010, and we have retained this award for a further four years, based on our long-term commitment to the career development of researchers and our innovative plans for the future. We are only one of eight UK universities to have retained the award for a further four years which makes it a real achievement. 

Professor Karl Dayson, Dean of Research, says: “Our researchers play a fundamental part in our university community. As we invite our academic colleagues to complete their 3 year research plan, this award emphasises our pledge to provide our researchers with first class support mechanisms designed to maximise the value of their research.”

Louise Edwards-Holland, Director of HR and Organisational Development, adds: “The retention of this award is a fantastic endorsement of our commitment to recognising, refining and developing good practice when it comes progressing the career paths of our researchers. Creating a supportive environment for our academics is critical to ensuring growth in research and innovation here at the University" 

More information about the Award can be found here

Click here to read an update from Professor Karl Dayson, Dean of Research, on our research strategy and preparedness for REF 2021.