Research Staff Development

Concordat Implementation

The University is committed to implementing the principles of the 2008 Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.  As part of this commitment, the University maintains a Concordat Action Plan, and this is externally and internally reviewed through the process of applying for the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.

Loughborough University first received international recognition for this in 2010, and the award was renewed following external review in 2014 and 2018 and most recently following internal review in 2021, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

Current Action Plan:

Our current action plan and most recent evaluation report are publicly available here:

2021 HR Excellence Evaluation Report

Concordat Action Plan 2021-22

Concordat Action Plan 2018-20 with progress to March 2021 

Archive of historical plans and reports:

‌‌ Concordat Action Plan 2018-2020 (Revised July 2019)

‌‌ 2018-20 Concordat Implementation Plan

‌‌ 2018 Evaluation Report

‌‌ 2016-18 Implementation Plan with Progress to December 2018

 2016 Evaluation Report

 2016-18 Concordat Implementation Plan

 2016-18 Implementation Plan with Progress to December 2016

 2014 Evaluation Report

‌‌ 2015-17 Implementation Plan

 2012 Implementation Plan with Progress

 2012 Evaluation Report

 2010 Implementation Plan