HR Excellence in Research Award
Warwick has successfully retained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award at the sixth year review point. This prestigious award aligns with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.
Professor Pam Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research commented: “The University’s commitment to the career development and world-class working environment of research active staff and our aspirations for continuous progress in this area are clearly demonstrated in the successful retention of the HR Excellence in Research Award. Warwick’s strategy is to ensure that our research is internationally leading, provocative and impactful; to succeed in this, we need to keep investing in our staff and students, in our facilities and infrastructure, and in our research communities, fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary ways of working.”
At Warwick, research active staff benefit from a range of support services through the Learning and Development Centre. This includes an extensive programme of events and workshops, one-to-one support, funding opportunities, career progression and online resources.
The European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers was launched in 2005 and is designed to give individual researchers the same rights and obligations wherever they work in the EU.
Organisations that hold the HR Excellence in Research Award are required to submit a review of progress every two years. They must also undertake an internal self-assessment of their progress in achieving the actions/outcomes set out in their action/implementation plan.