In 2010, The University of York was one of the first UK Universities to obtain the HR Excellence in Research award, in recognition of the sustained commitment to the implementation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. We are proud to be among a small group of Universities to have held the HREIR award for 10 years, after submitting our reports and draft interim action plan 2020-2022 as part of the 10 year review process. The finalised action plan was published in March 2021, following the end of the Researcher Development Concordat Consultation Process.
In their commendation of the University’s researcher support the HR Excellence Review Panel said:
“[We] were impressed by both the breadth of Concordat-related activities being undertaken at York and the opportunities being supported which allow their researchers to develop leadership and other professional skills such as the Research Staff Liaison Officer Roles and a significant number of research staff associations. We strongly recommend the evidence presented by University of York meets the requirements of the 8 year review process.”