Investors in people

Investors in People Gold

Teesside University is accredited with Investors in People GOLD status in recognition of the engagement of our staff in delivering the University's vision, values and strategy, and our commitment to a culture of empowerment and initial and continuing professional development.

The University first achieved Investors in People (IiP) recognition in 1999, gaining Bronze status in 2008 and Gold status first in 2011 and again in 2014. We are one of only three universities to have achieved Gold status for the second time.

We are committed to the IiP standard and use its principles and practices as our framework for best practice and to continuously improve our people and organisational development.

Professor Graham Henderson CBE, Teesside University's Vice-Chancellor, said: 'This is an absolutely fantastic achievement, and to achieve this level of recognition for the second time during such changing and uncertain times is especially significant.

'The Investors in People award is about 'people' and this recognition is down to everyone who works at Teesside University. However, a large part of the framework looks at the learning and development support we provide for all of our staff and so I would like to place on record my huge thanks to Beverly Simpson and her team for their exceptional commitment and support.'

Beverly Simpson, Deputy Director, Learning and Development 'The University has a diverse and dedicated staff and my team is committed to provide learning and development opportunities at all levels. This Gold standard is an achievement to be shared by the whole University community.

Setting the standard

The IiP standard has three key principles:

  • Plan - an IiP organisation develops effective strategies to improve the performance of the organisation through its people
  • Do - an IiP organisation then takes action to improve the performance of the organisation through its people
  • Review - an IiP organisation can demonstrate the impact of its investment in people on the performance of the organisation.