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Research Staff Forum

The Research Staff Forum is a networking and focus group for research active colleagues. We meet every other month to share views on issues such as learning, development and engagement and to share good practice and ideas. During the pandemic it is also a way for research active colleagues across the University to stay connected. All research active colleagues are welcome - if you would like to attend or have suggestions for future agenda items please email Jane Cooper.

Research Culture Committee

The Research Culture Committee brings together researchers, technicians, PGR students, and Professional Services Staff to have open and collaborative discussions about the University’s research culture, to share best practice and influence developments in this area.


The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers recognises the critical role of research and innovation in delivering the UK’s ambitious economic and industrial strategies, and aims to set the gold standard in researcher development. The University is committed to fully supporting the Principles of the 2019 revised Concordat.