When you start

This page provides guidance on the main things everyone starting a new role at the University needs to do or know.


When you start your new job, you should have a planned induction period, tailored to the needs of the post which you are taking up, to introduce you to your workplace and role.

As well as inductions provided within your department or team, the University runs induction events for new starters in specific areas:

Welcome event for research staff

Induction event for professional services staff 

Self-guided Canvas course (SSO required) for newly appointed academic, teaching and research staff that explains University structures and teaching practices, provides focused guidance on tutorial teaching and research supervision, and suggests links to further resources

Essential training

The University's security awareness training course (requires SSO) is mandatory for all staff and should be completed as soon as possible after you start and renewed every 12 months.