Discover our plans for the next steps in researcher development
The University is committed to supporting all academic and research staff. It fully supports the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and is working collectively to implement them across the institution.
The GRC brings together expertise from five support services across the University to provide holistic researcher support for colleagues across all career stages. It is central to planning and progressing Kent’s commitment to developing all its staff who research and is working on a range of initiatives to establish even stronger support systems and practices for researchers.
Researcher development activities are monitored by the Researcher Development Advisory Group (RDAG) which reports to the Research & Innovation Board (RIB). The group ensures the voice of researchers is heard in discussions about how best to support their development and monitors, maintains and renews Kent’s HR Excellence in Research Award (HRER) accreditation.
Encourages best practice in researcher development and support
Growing our research talent
The University supports professional development from postgraduate to professor.
Helps to create the best culture for researchers to thrive
Enhancing research communities
Kent’s Signature Research Themes bring academic communities together through strong, innovative ideas.
Further embeds researcher development at Kent