Your Development

Academic citizenship

Choose something you're passionate about and positively impact our community

Being a good academic citizen is as much about how you work as what you do. There is an expectation that everyone will uphold our University’s core values, commitment to equality and diversity, as well as all relevant professional standards. Being an active academic citizen could involve you in any of the following activities;

  • Taking on leadership and management roles;
  • Volunteering to sit on working groups (for instance advising on improvement projects);
  • Mentoring and advising less experienced colleagues;
  • Contributing to a supporting working environment, attending and making a positive contribution to relevant management meetings;
  • Attendance at: Staff Meetings, College Fora, Professorial and Inaugural Lectures, Departmental Seminars.
  • Collaborating with staff across the university as well as students and external partners;
  • Taking part in widening participation and outreach projects;
  • Engaging with peers in your discipline both nationally and internationally;
  • Contributing to the development and achievement of the University’s strategies and college plans;
  • Actively supporting the recruitment of students. 
    • Supporting the School and its students. For example, open days and other recruitment activity, graduations, careers and alumni events, employer / corporate engagement, and staff recruitment activity

For information about the level of Academic Citizenship expected of you at each stage of your career, see the progression criteria of the Education and Scholarship, Education and Research, or Research job families.