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Teesside University is committed to supporting research staff by enhancing their experience of working at the University and contributing to their career development. Initial and continuing professional development opportunities are provided by the Department for Learning and Development and the Graduate Reseach School.
Research support and mentoring is also provided by our five
Research Institutes which provide an innovative interdisciplinary environment for research, encouraging collaboration within and across disciplines and engagement with a wide range of external partners. Particular advantages for our model of research provision include a focused group of research staff in areas of strength offering personal and tailored expertise. There is an institutional committment to the provision of the highest quality training and development and strong, long-standing North East regional collaborations in development and support for research staff.
Teesside is committed to the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, an agreement between funders and employers of research staff launched in 2008 which aims to ensure that researchers are supported in their development and career progression. The principles of the Concordat are:
Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
The University is a member of Vitae, an organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development.
Vitae resources for research staff
More information about Vitae and professional development for researchers
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The Graduate Research School in liaison with the Department for Learning Development is responsible for coordinating the core researcher development programme. A number of workshops are facilitated by the Graduate Research School covering research ethics and integrity, academic writing and presentation and research supervisory training. The Graduate Research School jointly delivers a Research Leadership and Management Development Programme with the University of Sunderland.
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Research staff are able to access a wide range of initial and continuing professional development opportunities provided by the Learning and Development Team.
Research staff who have an element of teaching within their contract also have access to consultancy support and resources provided by the Department for Learning Development to support learning and teaching.
Support and resources for researchers provided by the Careers Service.
Careers Services resources
The university holds a wide range of research events for staff and students.
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Teesside University seeks to ensure that researcher development and support aligns with the Principles of the Concordat. To do this, in early 2013 an analysis of current policies and practices and an action plan based on this analysis were produced. On this basis, the University was awarded the HR Excellence in Research award. In May 2015, the Working Group set up to oversee the Action Plan conducted an internal review at the two year point following the Award. The report setting out progress and a revised and updated Action Plan are available here:
A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B11: Research Degrees and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment
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