It is important that research staff have a voice, both within their institutions and UK-wide. Additionally, it's essential that research staff have access to resources and relevant expertise such that they can respond to any issue that arises.
It is important that a collective voice for research staff is heard on relevant issues. The UKRSA encourages research staff to ensure that they have institutional representation. Additionally, the UKRSA has partnered with Vitae in order to provide a collective voice for research staff, both regionally and across the UK.
In order to provide a collective voice for research staff across the UK, members of the UKRSA committee represent the interests of research staff in various policy forums and in response to consultations. A list of activities undertaken by the UKRSA relating to UK policy and representation is available.
There are a number of challenging issues that research staff have in common. In order to provide resources to address each of these issues, the UKRSA has identified partner organisations that possess the relevant expertise and have an interest in supporting research staff.