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

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.

8-year review, 2018/19

The HR Excellence in Research Award 8-year external review was published in December 2018 and reviewed in 2019:

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