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Promotion procedures

Academic Promotions Process 2024


The Academic Promotions Process for 2024 will open on the 29 January 2024.

All staff who wish to be considered for promotion through the Academic Promotion process should ensure their application form (and associated documentation) is submitted to the inbox by the 11th March 2024. 

Guidance notes, key documents and forms to assist in the preparation of your application are below. Please read this information carefully as applications that do not follow the guidelines may not be considered. 

FAQ’s have been produced and these can all be found on the advice and guidance page for further assistance. 

If you have any queries which are not addressed in the guidance documents, or on the advice and guidance page, please email

Please submit all applications to by 9am on Monday 11th March 2024. 

An outline timeline of the process is:

Monday 29th January 2024 – Academic Promotions Applications Open

Monday 11th March 2024 – Academic Promotions Applications Close

Monday 25th March – Friday 19th April 2024 - First Panel Meeting of the School Promotions Committee (SPC)

Monday 22nd April – Friday 3rd May 2024 – Outcome Letters sent following First Panel Meeting

Monday 8th – Friday 26th July 2024 – Second Panel Meeting of the School Promotions Committee (SPC)

Monday 29th July – Friday 9th August 2024 – Outcome Letters sent following Second Panel Meeting

Early September 2024 – The Academic Promotions, Advancements and Titles Committee (APATC) meeting to confirm promotions to Reader and Professor

Mid-Late September 2024 - Outcome Letters sent following APATC Meeting for Reader and Professor

The effective date for all promotions will be 1 October 2024.

*Please note, Reader and Professor promotions will be processed in the November 2024 and back-dated to 1st October 2024. 


Academic Promotions 2024 Documents


Academic Promotions Process Guidance 2024 [PDF 221.22KB]

Academic Promotion Criteria 2024 [PDF 247.96KB]

Application Guidance 2024 [PDF 203.29KB]

Conflict of Interest Guidance 2024 [PDF 120.83KB]

Promotion Application Form 2024 [DOCX 27.07KB]

Individual Circumstances Form 2024 [DOCX 20.74KB]

Conflict of Interest Declaration Form 2024 [DOCX 22.42KB]

Independent Assessor Guidance and Nomination Form 2024 [DOCX 28.52KB]