HR Excellence in Research Award (HRER) Eight Year Review published

The Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) and the Researcher Development Advisory Group (RDAG) are pleased to publish the University’s submission for the Eight Year HR Excellence in Research Award (HRER) external Review.

The submission:

  • reports on progress to support researchers since the HRER Six Year Review was published in November 2019
  • reviews progress in relation to specific actions in a comprehensive Backwards Action Plan (2019-2021)
  • sets out Kent’s agenda for researcher development in an ambitious Forwards Action Plan (2021-2023).

Dr Alison Charles, Researcher Developer (Academic), said:

“Thank you so much to all academic, research and professional services colleagues who provided feedback on progress to date, helped shape our plans and/or examined draft documents. We are also grateful to Vitae for reviewing initial documentation and providing constructive feedback which encouraged us to streamline our submission to make it more readable by researchers.”

Further strengthening the support available to all Kent staff who research is a collective effort by numerous colleagues in Divisional and central teams who are working hard to implement a range of core actions which will have a measurable impact on researchers in the coming two years. Please help us in our endeavours by responding to future requests for feedback, including short surveys, and following our progress as we update you on this valuable work.

For further information about the HRER, Concordat or any aspect of researcher development at Kent, please contact the GRC.