The slides, questions raised and a recording of the campus briefings recently held for academic staff on this new annual process, which replaces the HERA GRAP promotion rounds, are now available.

Many academic staff have recently attended campus briefings led by Professor Javier Bonet, Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Research and Enterprise) on the new academic promotion process. This process has been introduced to enable staff to meet their career aspirations in line with the strategic objectives in our Strategic Plan. 

At the briefings, many useful questions were raised and these have been incorporated into the Frequently Asked Questions. The slides are now available and you can also watch a recording of one of the briefings.  

You can find further information about the academic promotion process, including application forms, on the Academic Framework webpage.

To ensure you provide the best application possible, we recommend that you:

  • Familiarise yourselves with the process and information documents, and use the specific form associated to the relevant career pathway.
  • Clarify whether you are applying for a promotion or alignment.
  • Speak with your line manager and your Head of Department or equivalent about your intention to submit an application.
  • Ask a colleague to read your application – is it factual, concise and clear?
  • Where applicable, speak with your external referees to ensure that they know they may be approached for references.
  • Take note that all applications must be received by 15 December. 

This new process replaces the HERA Grading Review and Assessment Procedure (GRAP) promotion rounds for academics and will be an annual process.

Line Managers should ensure that staff who are currently out of the office are made aware of the call for submissions for promotion, and signpost these staff to the information available should they wish to apply for promotion.