Date of release: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

award"Commitment to improving the working conditions and career development for research staff" has seen the university retain its European Commission HR Excellence in Research award.

The results were announced following an external evaluation administered by Vitae, which is supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and UK HE funding bodies. The two-year review requires universities to highlight their key achievements and progress since gaining the award two years ago. It also looks at strategy, success measures and next steps for the following two years.

Professor Pam Maras, Chair of the University's Early Career Researcher Steering Group, says: "Renewal of the HR Excellence Award, along with our strong REF results, that included evidence from some truly outstandingly talented researchers, demonstrates the university's continued commitment to supporting research."

Ellen Pearce, Director of Vitae, says: "The award demonstrates a university's commitment to improving the working conditions and career development for research staff, which will in turn improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy."

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