University of Liverpool Research Staff Association
Research Staff at the University of Liverpool have established our very own Research Staff Association. This initiative is supported by The Leadership, Organisational, Staff and Academic Development Academy (The Academy) and the UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA).
The University of Liverpool Research Staff Association (UoL RSA) is a research community-owned and led initiative. Upon commencement of their contracts, research staff automatically become members of the UoL RSA.
The aims of the UoL RSA are to:
- represent a collective voice for research staff from all Faculties, Schools and Institutes on matters affecting researchers
- provide a platform for communication and networking amongst research staff both within the schools, institutes and across Faculties and the wider University community.
- coordinate central support for researcher development with that provided locally by Faculties, schools and institutes
- facilitate a borderless community for researchers to make the most of their time at the University of Liverpool
The Researcher Development Concordat is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. You can find more information about the Researcher Development Concordat and what it means for you here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/intranet/the-academy/researching/concordat/ (staff intranet).
The University has produced a Statement of Expectations on the roles of research staff. This is based on the principles behind the Concordat and details what you can expect from your manager / employer and what your manager / employer can expect of you in relation to leadership, skills training, research environment and career development.
Would you like to advertise the RSA in your department or at your event? Download the RSA Flyer.
Our first year was a great success, and we are continuing to build on this with the activities listed below, and you can download a copy of our annual report: Research Staff Association Evaluation Report 2018.