The Universities Scotland Research Training Sub-Committee was announced the winner of the Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers at the recent THE Awards gala dinner in London. This Award is sponsored by Research Councils UK in association with Vitae and provides an opportunity to highlight some of the excellent ways in which researchers are helped to develop the research, vocational and entrepreneurial skills that are matched to the demands of their future career paths.
The Universities Scotland Research Training Sub-Committee won the award in recognition of the achievements of the KE Step Change programme which has been delivered across all of Scotland's HEIs, helping more of Scotland's researchers to develop skills in knowledge exchange, and thereby promoting a ‘step change' in the research and innovation culture amongst the Scottish research community.
We extend our congratulations to the winners and to the other institutions shortlisted in this category - University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Glasgow, Imperial College London, University of Northampton
The annual THE Awards are recognised as a major event in UK higher education, and are the largest awards of their kind in the sector.
Dr Janet Metcalfe, Chair and Head, Vitae, said: "Congratulations to all those that were shortlisted for the award this year. We're delighted to see such a range of high quality researcher development programmes across the sector".
For other examples of practice across the sector, visit Vitae's Database of Practice.
For more information about the awards, visit the THE Website