RSA Aims, Objectives and Reports

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.

Aims and Objectives

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 RSA reflects our University's commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat, an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve conditions 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 on the staff intranet Concordat pages.

The University has produced a Statement of Expectations: Principal Investigators and Research Staff 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. 


2018 - 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.

2019 - Following the success of the RSA's first year, we have went from strength to strength, read about it in the RSA Annual Report 2019.

2020 - download and read the RSA Annual Report 2020.

2021 - download and read the RSA Annual Report 2021.

2022 - download and read the RSA Annual Report 2022.

2023 download and read the RSA Annual Report 2023.

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