The Promotion (Regrading) policy reflects the University's commitment to ensure that the grading of all members of staff clearly reflects the responsibilities of the role to which they are appointed.

Promotion (Regrading) is applicable to:

  • Promotions/regrading for staff in the APS, Technical and Operational Services staff categories 
  • Promotions/regrading for staff within Research, Teaching and Knowledge Exchange staff categories up to and including Grade 7; and
  •  Academic staff, where their post is re-categorised to another University staff category.


This policy does not apply to:

  • Promotion to Academic posts at Grade 9 and above, or Teaching, Research or Knowledge Exchange posts at Grade 8 and above; or transfers to the Academic staff category at Grade 9 and above for staff whose posts are currently assigned to a staff category other than Academic; all of which is dealt with under the Promotion Procedure for Senior Academic Professional Staff; or


There will be one panel which will consider cases on a 6 monthly basis. Dates are published below.

The Promotion (Regrading) procedure has recently been amended. As a result, please take time to read the new Promotion (Regrading) Policy and guidance. Staff wishing to apply for promotion (regrading) should use the following documents:

For further information, please read the Promotion (Regrading) Guidance.


The timetable for the latest round of Promotion (Regrading) is set out below:

Deadline for Dean/CFO/USCO/CCO Submission   Thursday, 31 August 2023
Deadline for HR Submission Thursday, 28 September 2023
Promotion (Regrading) Panel Weeks commencing 6, 13 & 20 November 2023
Deadline for Appeal Submission TBC
Appeals Panel TBC