The University gained the HR Excellence in Reseach Award in 2010, and successfully retained it in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020.

The HR Excellence in Research Award allows UK HEIs to demonstrate their alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. From November 2019, the HR Excellence in Research strategy will be overseen by the Postdoctoral Research Committee.

10-year review, 2020

The HR Excellence in Research Award 10-year external review was published in January 2021.

8-year review, 2018

The HR Excellence in Research Award 8-year external review was published in December 2018.

6-year review, 2016

The HR Excellence in Research Award 6-year internal review was published in December 2016:

4-year review, 2014

The HR Excellence in Research Award 4-year external review was published in December 2014:

2-year review, 2012

The HR Excellence in Research Award 2-year internal review was published in December 2012:

Original action plan