Management Code of Practice

The University’s Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff outlines a number of areas of responsibility for the researcher, their manager and the University.

What is it about?

It provides guidance on how the researcher’s employment with the University, the progress of their research, and their professional and career development should be managed.  It aims to identify the specific responsibilities in the management process that fall to the researcher, their manager and the institution and encourages regular discussion at various stages of the process.

This important document is beneficial for researchers at any stage of their career as it allows expectations to be set for the research project and the researchers own development so that there is a commitment for all parties to manage both effectively.   

The document has been split into sections reflecting the key stages, including: Regulations and Procedures; Formal Meetings; Training and Development and Career Progression.

Where can I get a copy?

You can download a copy here:

Who wrote it?

The Code of Practice was developed by academic research staff of the University, to support the management and development of all researchers.  This document is a revised version of the Code of Practice first published in 2008 and updated again in 2021 to reflect the revised 2019 Concordat to Support The Career Development of Researchers..

We are grateful to all those who contributed to its development, and who provided input and feedback.