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Concordat

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Swansea University undertakes to fulfil this commitment through the implementation of the 2008 Concordat to Support the Career Development of Research Staff and has developed a policy and action plan outlining how this will be achieved. We will regularly review our Concordat action plan, and publish our progress on these pages.

HR Excellence in Research Award

The University holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our commitment to support the Career Development of Research Staff. The award was first attained by the University in 2010 and renewed in January 2013, January 2015, January 2017 and June 2019. All our reports and plans are available to view on this page.

2018 HR Excellence in Research Report

In December 2018, the University submitted our application for renewal of the HR Excellence in Research Award. As part of the assessment process, we submitted a report detailing our progress over the last 2 years, a review of our Action Plan (January 2017 to December 2018), and a forward action plan (January 2019 to December 2020):

Swansea University HR Excellence in Research Report December 2018

Concordat Action Plan January 2017-December 2018

Concordat Action Plan January 2019-December 2020

Reviewers undertook a telephone interview panel to clarify aspects of the report in February 2019

In June 2019 we were delighted to announce that we were successful in retaining this award.

 

2016 HR Excellence in Research Report

In December 2016, Swansea University submitted an application to have our HR Excellence in Research Award renewed. As part of the assessment process, we submitted a report detailing our progress over the last 2 years, a review of our 2015-16 action plan, and a forward action plan. 

Swansea University HR Excellence in Research Report 2016

Concordat action plan 2015-16 ACTIONS TAKEN

Concordat action plan 2017-18

2014 HR Excellence in Research Report

‌In December 2014, the University submitted an application to have our HR Excellence in Research Award renewed. The process was carried out by a panel of external assessors and accredited by the European Commission. As part of the assessment process, we wrote a report to detail progress over the past 2 years, as well as forward plans. 

Concordat Action Plan 2011-12 reviewed Dec 2013,

Concordat Action Plan 2014

Swansea University HR Excellence in Research Report 2014

 

Research Staff Working Group

The Research Staff Working Group (RSWG) was reinvigorated in 2016, and meets regularly.  The PVC (Research) nominated a senior academic member of staff, Professor Perumal Nithiarasu, to Chair the Committee. The group has research staff from each College (nominated by Heads of College), and other members from Human Resources, the Employability Academy (SEA), Research Engagement & Innovation Services (REIS), Information Services and Systems and UCU (Trade Union).  

The RSWG oversees the delivery of the Concordat Action Plan for Research Staff, to support personal, professional and career development aligned to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), the University’s Strategic Plan and the University’s Strategic Equality Plan.

The group reports into the Committee for Research and Innovation Strategy (CRIS).

Please view:

Research Staff Working Group Terms of Reference