We expect and hope that the concordat involves engagement (of varying degrees) with multiple groups of staff and students who have a stake in the institution’s KE success. This includes senior leaders, whose buy-in is essential to sustainable positive institutional change.

 We expect the submissions of action plans themselves will be led by directors or heads of KE, but that others working on KE will be involved in completing the gap analysis and suggesting suitable actions. We recognise that the staff responsible for KE in smaller institutions are likely to have wider remits, and this will be accounted for in developing the submission process by minimising burden.