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This section provides information on support available when applying for promotion. It includes: Training and workshop support, Policies, procedures and guidance; Promotion criteria and links to useful information. 

Workshop Support

There are a series of workshops to support colleagues usually at the beginning of Semester 1, if you require support before then please contact your School Promotions Advisors

As an equal opportunities employer, the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is committed to promoting equality and diversity for all and in supporting all suitably qualified candidates for promotion. 

As part of our commitment to both the Athena SWAN charter and the Race Equality charter, we particularly welcome female and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues. Academic promotions will always be awarded on merit.     

If you would like to view a previous recording to gain advice and guidance regarding promotions: Teaching focused, Teaching and Research focused and Research focused then please click on the link below. Please note, some of the individuals within the recording may now have different roles within the Faculty / University but the content is still relevant to the 2023-24 promotions round. Please also note you have to be logged into the University's video portal before you can access and watch the video.


Promotions contact: 

People and Organisational Development


Promotion Criteria - Research Staff

Promotions contact: 

Research staff: email 


Policies, Procedures and Guidance

Useful documents / information for academic promotions:


Forms for use in academic promotions:

Applicants for promotion are asked to note the following points:

  • When selecting a promotions track you should ensure that this is in line with your contract of employment.  If you have any queries about this please discuss this with your Head of Division in the first instance. 
  • Where an application for promotion to Chair is unsuccessful it will not then be considered for promotion to Reader in the same promotions round by either the School or Faculty Promotions Committee.