HR Excellence Award
UofG was one of the first institutions to recieve a HR Excellence Award in 2010. Since then, the University has seen a huge growth in both the level of support offered to early-career researchers as well as its uptake.
One of our first actions was to develop a Code of Practice for the Management of Research Staff, which sets out roles, responsibilities and expectations for the management of researchers. Other achievements include a tailored Performance and Development Review form, mentoring programmes, increased research staff presence on decision making bodies and a commitment to career development. In 2015, we established the Postdoctoral Researcher Forum, which acted as a key point of contact for consultation on our action plan.
The HR Excellence in Research submissions were led jointly by Research and Innovation Services and HR, with input from key university services (including the Employee and Organisational Development Unit, the Equality and Diversity Unit and the Careers Service). Our action plan was developed with input from early-career researchers across the University, as well as local Research and Knowledge Exchange Committees.
The HR Excellence Award documentation has now been superseded by the new Concordat action plans.