Institute for Transport Studies is the University’s
first academic department to win Investors
in People status.
status recognises the institute as a model
of best practice for managing staff. Director
Professor Tony May said the institute’s
focus on developing and retaining staff had
been a key contributor to achieving and maintaining
its 5* RAE rating.
is a public recognition of what we are doing
and it gives a competitive edge in research
funding. Everybody here realises the institute
is a success because of the contributions
which they make and that it’s not just
down to a limited group of people,”
a result we have almost 40 active income generators
among 20 academic and 40 research staff,”
result of the institute’s staff development
work is a new policy limiting the use of fixed-term
contracts which last month saw 16 researchers
with four years’ continuous service
being made permanent employees. This follows
a similar arrangement for support staff.
institute has given a commitment to transfer
staff to permanent contracts after four years’
employment after taking into account career
progress and contribution to income generation.
Resources director Matthew Knight said: “The
University will be seeing how principles developed
in the institute could be used elsewhere.”
number of other University departments and
services have won IIP status, including residential
& commercial services, the library, SDDU
and the school of healthcare studies, gained
when it was the college of healthcare.
For more information on IIP contact Debbie
Greenwood, ext 34148, email@example.com