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Promotion procedures

Academic Promotions Process 2023


The Academic Promotions Process for 2023 will open on the 30 January 2023.

All staff who wish to be considered for promotion through the Academic Promotion process should ensure their application form (and associated documentation) should be submitted to the inbox by the 13th March 2023. 

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 13 March 2023.


An outline timeline of the process is:

Monday 30th January 2023 – Academic Promotions Applications Open

Monday 13th March 2023 – Academic Promotions Applications Close

Monday 27th March – Friday 21st April 2023 – First Panel Meeting of the School Promotions Committee (SPC)

Monday 24th April - Friday 28th April 2023 – Outcome Letters sent following First Panel Meeting

Monday 12th June 2023 – Education and Scholarship Panel Meeting

Monday 10th July – Friday 28th July 2023 – Second Panel Meeting of the School Promotions Committee (SPC)

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2023 – Outcome Letters sent following Second Panel Meeting

Early September 2023 – The Academic Promotions, Advancements and Titles Committee (APATC) meeting to confirm promotions to Reader and Professor

Mid-Late September 2023 - Outcome Letters sent following APATC Meeting for Reader and Professor

The effective date for all promotions will be 1 October 2023. 

All successful Reader and Professor promotions will be processed in line with the November 2023 pay-run, and back-dated accordingly. 


Academic Promotions 2023 Documents


Academic Promotions Process Guidance 2023 [PDF 224.07KB]

Academic Promotion Criteria 2023 [PDF 243.35KB]

Application Guidance [PDF 204.51KB]

Conflict of Interest Guidance 2023 [PDF 120.01KB]

Promotion Application Form [DOCX 26.88KB]

Individual Circumstances Form [DOCX 20.66KB]

Conflict of Interest Declaration Form [DOCX 22.41KB]

Independent Assessor Guidance and Nomination Form [DOCX 29.21KB]