Tackling Global Challenges Together

The ARC co-locates diverse research teams and ideas in an innovative space, designed to stimulate cross-disciplinary activities by removing disciplinary and organisational structures and external barriers.

Research teams will work alongside each other in an open and shared environment that will test and refine collaborative approaches in research delivery. This is the first time a Russell Group University has attempted to co-locate such a diverse mix of interdisciplinary researchers in one research facility.

ARC residents include researchers at all career stages, drawn from across the University. They are encouraged to create and drive cross-disciplinary networks and partnerships, make connections internally and externally, work together to drive discovery research and deliver transformative solutions to current and future global challenges.

The ARC has flexible growth spaces for new and existing connections to develop and grow. Providing room to flex and adapt in response to the dynamic research and innovation environment needed to inspire collaborations at the intersection of different disciplines.


Responsibilities of ARC-based researchers

Residents in the ARC are expected to:

  • Promote a collegiate and collaborative culture to realise transformational research, uphold our civic and public responsibilities and promote career development and progression.
  • Pursue open research.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for local, national, and international partnerships and collaborations.
  • Lead in promoting the outreach and engagement ambitions of the ARC.
  • Contribute, and encourage others to contribute, to University research strategy initiatives.
  • Develop and lead initiatives designed to pilot new ways of working with external partners e.g. with industry, community and civic partners.
  • Support and engage with research communities of collaboration such as LKAS, ECRS and PGRs.
  • Make everyone in the building feel welcome, especially casual visitors, many of which will be passing public, discovering our spaces.