University of Salford re-signs Armed Forces Covenant
The University of Salford has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a pledge of support for the Armed Forces community.
The University has pledged its commitment to those who serve or have served, that they and their families be treated with fairness and respect in their communities and receive support which recognises their contribution to the nation by helping them in areas such as starting a new career, access to healthcare, education and family well-being and financial assistance.
On signing the Covenant, Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: “The University is proud to re-sign the Armed Forces covenant, and recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to society, higher education and our country.
“By re-signing the covenant, the University has pledged to continue to promote itself as an Armed Forces-friendly organisation and it will continue to support the service community through its ground-breaking research and innovation.”
The University is well-placed to support the Armed Forces Covenant and will shortly be recruiting an Armed Forces Engagement Lead with the purpose of building upon the existing activities and expertise of staff from across the University.
The Armed Forces Engagement Lead will act as the point of contact internally and externally in relation to the University’s strategic provision to the Armed Forces community and support delivery of the University’s commitments to the Armed Forces Covenant.
The University has a significant track record of working with, and providing support to, the Armed Forces community in relation to injury/pain rehabilitation, PTSD/trauma management, military history, and security and intelligence. The University is also proud to lead the UK’s first ever research focusing on military veterans and welfare reform. Funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), this ground breaking work has helped support a £5million investment designed to bolster the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Armed Forces Champions (AFCs).
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