New information about the Concordat principles at Kent

Vitae logo for the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

The Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) is pleased to publish expanded information about the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which is available via our Concordat web page and new KentNet page (Kent staff login required).

The content includes a description of each Concordat principle, which is accompanied by:

  • details of recent developments
  • highlights of current work
  • practical information and links for each one.

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

“Our newly released information about each Concordat principle is one example of the wide-ranging work, which is being undertaken to realise the aspirational aims of the Researcher Development Concordat. We trust this new content will further demonstrate how we are responding to the challenge of the Concordat at Kent.”

To learn more about the Researcher Development Concordat, including how we are interpreting it at Kent, please join our Concordat webinar on 15 February 2022, from 2-3pm. This will include a discussion and Q&A about how we might implement the Concordat principles, including 10 days’ professional development pro rata per year for staff who research. All staff interested in researcher development are welcome – access the Microsoft Teams link via SharePoint (Kent staff login required).

This new Concordat material is being supplemented by guidance to support your professional and career development, and details will be communicated to academic and research staff shortly. Please email acresdev@kent.ac.uk with any queries in the meantime.