Developing Research Staff

There are a range of development opportunities available to both early career researchers and other research staff. Follow the links below to find out more. 

HR Excellence in Research

Aston is fully committed to the development of our researchers and for the last four years has held the HR Excellence in Research Award.  Read more about the Award, and the work we are doing to enhance the career development of research staff.

External resources 


For information about external resources and development opportunities for researchers visit, find out more about what Vitae has to offer.


The Concordat details a set of key principles and best practice to support the career development of researchers.  The Concordat was developed by the Research Councils and other major funders, and Universities UK signed up to the Concordat on behalf of all universities.

To book a place on a course, to add yourself to a waiting list or for details of upcoming events, visit the University course directory.