Support for Researchers


The University is fully committed to supporting its researchers at all stages of their careers. This commitment is most clearly reflected in our success in achieving the HR Excellence in Research Award.


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In June 2016, the University of Worcester was awarded the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises our progress towards providing a high quality research environment for research staff and postgraduate researchers at the University. In order to gain the award, we engaged in an analysis of our practice against the principles set out in the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers and developed an action plan to address gaps that emerged in this analysis.

As part of the required review process for the Award, the University completed a self-assessment of its original action plan (2016-18), wrote an overarching progress report, and produced a new action plan that built on and extended the initial one (2018-20):

This was approved in June 2018.

The University has now completed the documentation for its 4 year review including a review of its 2018-20 action plan and a new action plan for 2021-23 based on the new Concordat: