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Wednesday 13 October 2021

UCLan recognised for researchers’ career development

Institution has retained its HR Excellence in Research award

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) commitment to the career development of its researchers has been nationally recognised.

UCLan has retained its HR Excellence in Research award following an eight-year review of the University by the UK Excellence in Research Panel.

Professor StJohn Crean, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), said: “We’re delighted we’ve retained the HR Excellence in Research award as it demonstrates our long-term commitment to the career development of researchers.

“This award is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Giving every one of our researchers the opportunity to develop their careers is integral to our future research outputs and collaborative projects.”

"Giving every one of our researchers the opportunity to develop their careers is integral to our future research outputs and collaborative projects"

Professor StJohn Crean, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

UCLan first received the award in 2010. It is given by Vitae, a non-profit programme that is part of the Careers Research & Advisory Centre Ltd and was confirmed following a rigorous independent review process.

It included the submission and publication of evidence of how the principles of the Concordat have been met; a report of highlighted achievements in the period 2018-2020; a forward looking action plan for 2020-2022; and a telephone interview with four of the University’s research and human resources representatives.