The University of Wolverhampton is committed to the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
The Concordat sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
The Concordat was established to ensure that today's researchers are nurtured and supported during their career development. By setting out clear expectations for researchers, research managers, research institutions, and funders of research, the Concordat aims to enhance the research workforce and thereby sustain research excellence in the UK, bringing benefits to the health, economy and well-being of our nation. Concordat (PDF 2,811K, Downloads file)
The Concordat consists of a set of key principles for the future support and management of research careers, and under each principle, an explanation of how it may be embedded into institutional practise.
In order to introduce and maintain the standards within the Concordat, and to achieve the national benchmark standard, the University of Wolverhampton established a University Concordat Working Group including the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise, the Dean of Research, the Director of Doctoral College, and the Deputy Director of HR (Strategic Development).