P‌ositive Research Environment

Positive Research Environment means creating an environment that inspires our Researchers to be the best, where staff and student talent is nurtured. It means creating a culture within the University that supports research and encourages researchers to thrive.

As part of a positive research environment, it is important that staff are happy in their roles and that the University of Liverpool is the kind of place that Researchers want to work. The University is committed to providing support for the wellbeing of staff.
Visit the Work/Life Balance page for information on Benefits for Staff, Family Friendly Policies, our competitive salary structure and support available.

The University conducts extensive Staff Surveys in order to give all staff a voice in collaboratively improving all aspects of working life at the institution.

We are also a committed to Diversity & Equality, providing an environment which recognises and values people's differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed.
Visit our Diversity & Equality pages to learn more, especially around our Athena SWAN activities and plans. The University has held an Institutional Silver Award since 2016.

We recommend that you visit the University's Research at Liverpool pages for comprehensive information on Strategy 2026, themes, initiatives, research environment and REF2014.