As signatories of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of ResearchersGo to Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers page , the University seeks to create the optimum culture for our researchers to thrive in by focussing on our approach to three defining principles - Environment and Culture, Employment, and Professional and Career Development.
Research is a fundamental part of our 2018-23 strategy, ‘Being WestminsterGo to Being Westminster page ’ and in recognition of our approach to developing a unified, interdisciplinary community of researchers, the University gained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research AwardGo to HR Excellence in Research Award page in 2016. The Award was reviewed internally in 2018 and was successfully retained through external review in 2020.
Retention of the award and the University approach to researcher development is overseen by the Researcher Development Working Group, which has representation from the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office, HR, our Readers and Professors and the Research Communities as well as the University’s Early Career Researcher Representatives and a full-time researcher from each college. If you have questions about how the group operates or you would like to contribute to discussions, contact the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office.
The HR Excellence in Research Award logo signifies an institution’s commitment to supporting the careers of researchers. University of Westminster’s commitments are outlined in the below Action Plan for 2020-4. Please also find a report on our progress over the last four years, the details of our 2018 internal review and the action plan written for our initial submission in 2016.