HR Excellence in Research Award for Leeds Beckett

Leeds Beckett University has successfully retained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award (first awarded to the University in July 2015), in recognition of its continued commitment to the career development and management of its research staff.

The award acknowledges Leeds Beckett University’s commitment to achieving the seven principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers:

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the seven principles:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Recognition and value
  • Support 
  • Career development
  • Researchers’ responsibilities
  • Diversity and equality
  • Implementation and review

A total of 100 UK universities now hold the Award which also commits them to a programme of internal and external evaluation.  The award recognises that institutions have completed a gap analysis of their existing policies and practices against the Concordat, developed a robust action plan for implementation.

Achieving and contributing to this award emphasises the commitment and resources that our University has made available to researchers.  The award is a valuable accolade in attracting future research funding, both European and International.

Leeds Beckett’s Research and Enterprise Committee undertook a formal four year review in June 2019, in line with the award's guidelines for continuing recognition. We are pleased to provide details of this review and the 2019 – 2021 Action Plan: