Wrexham Glyndŵr University becomes a signatory to the Research Development Concordat

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Job : Sun February 20, 2022

Wrexham Glyndŵr has signed an agreement to support the career development of researchers at the University.

The Concordat to support the career development of researchers, which was signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar.

It is an agreement that researchers should be recognized and appreciated for their contributions to research and beyond.

Wrexham Glyndwr Scholars will continue to be supported in their professional and career development, and equipped and empowered to succeed in their chosen career.

The three principles are:

  • Environment and Culture – Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture
  • Employment – ​​Researchers are recruited, employed and managed under conditions that recognize and value their contributions
  • Professional and career development – Professional and career development is essential for researchers to develop their full potential

Vice-Chancellor Maria Hinfelaar said: “At Glyndŵr University, we place the development of our people at the heart of our academic values, with a vision centered on inspiring, transforming, empowering and supporting people. our students, our staff and our partnerships.

“As a university, we recognize the importance of creating a positive research culture that upholds the principles of concordats and creates an environment focused on the well-being and inclusiveness of our researchers.”

Welcoming the signing of the agreement, Alison Bloomfield, Head of Organizational Development and Diversity at the University, said: “We are delighted that the University has become a signatory.

“We recognize the value of the Concordat principles and the impact that staff can have who feel supported and valued, allowing them to fully engage with their research and results in an environment where they can thrive and succeed.”

Frances Thomason, Head of Research Services at Wrexham Glyndwr, added: “As a university that has held the HR Excellence in Research award for eight years, we are at an exciting stage in continuing our commitment to the principles of concordat by becoming signatories. .

“As a team, we look forward to putting our plans into action and working with our researchers at all levels of their careers and development to create a positive research culture at Glyndŵr.”

The Chair of the University Research Development Agreement Task Force will be Professor Mandy Robbins who will chair the University Research Development Agreement Task Force and will invite staff from the University to become champions of the concordat to carry out the actions defined in the 2021- of the University. Action Plan 2023′.

The action plan is available here. For more information about our research at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, please visit the website. The Concordat website can be found here.

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