The award recognises the concrete steps the university has put in place to enhance working conditions for researchers as set out in the European Charter and Code. The award was retained following the university’s four year review.
Professor Andrew Lloyd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, said: “We are very pleased to have retained our award. It is extremely important that we do everything we can to progress the careers of our researchers and the HR Excellence in Research award demonstrates that the University of Brighton is committed to supporting research careers.”
Vitae – the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers – has stated: “Although the vote to leave the European Union means that we are now in a period of uncertainty, the UK is still a member of the European Union and Vitae will continue to manage the UK process for the HR Excellence in Research Award as normal.”