Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
Committed to supporting the good management and support of researchers and their careers.
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK, representing a significant development in national policy to support good management of researchers and their careers.
Our Research Community
AU recognises there is a diverse community of researchers to be supported by our action plan including early career staff, postdoctoral staff and in fact all research staff.
Composition of our research (and teaching) staff as of March 2019:
156 Research Only
Of the Research Only Contracts
Senior Research Fellows
Aberystwyth Researcher Concordat Group
This group oversees the annual review of the Policy Statement and manages the implementation plan. Should you wish to pass any comments, or require further information, please contact Dr Dafydd Roberts (email@example.com).
|Chair - Sarah Wydall, Associate Dean, Research Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for Faculty Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
|Prof Helen Roberts, Director of Research Excellence & Impact, Dept Geography and Earth Science
|Prof Rayer Zwiggelaar, Head of the Graduate School
|Dr Dafydd Roberts, Research Development Officer: Arts and Humanities
|Dr Ian Archer, Centre for Development of Staff and Academic Practice
|Ms Ruth Fowler, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Human Resources
|Emma Gibbons, Head of Organisational Development and Learning, Human Resources
|Beverley Herring, Careers Consultant:Careers
Additional Support Information
Internal support includes:
Research, Business & Innovation- providing points of contact and resources for researchers, including the Research Grant Application Toolkit
Welsh Language Researcher Development Courses - Information about the Welsh medium research courses provided by the Coleg Cenedlaethol.
Welsh Crucible - Professional and leadership programme for future research leaders in Wales.
Leadership Foundation. Aberystwyth is a member of the Leadership Foundation and has free access to many of its reports and resources, and also receives a 25% discount on the full price of training and courses. Some of their events are also free. Please see here for more details.
Vitae- A programme, network and web resource that supports the development of researchers in the UK. Aberystwyth University is a member of the Vitae network. Researchers and staff can now access the Vitae web resources by creating a login using your @aber.ac.uk email address.
UK and European Policies to
Implementation and Review Documents:
Case Studies of Effective Practice
Case Study 1
Women in Research Network (developed by Dr Marie Neal, Research Development Officer, Research Business and Innovation)
(Diversity and Equality (Concordat Principle 6), Recognition and Value (Concordat Principle 2), Support and Career Development (Concordat Principle 3-4)
Case Study 2
Fixed-term Fellowship project (developed by Sian Davies, European Funding Officer, Research Business and Innovation)
Recognition of the importance of recruiting, selecting and retaining researchers with the highest potential to achieve excellence in research (Concordat Principle 1)