New starters

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal  "We are already established as being amongst the world's top one hundred universities but we want to rise further and be amongst the very few premier global universities. We will achieve this through the excellence of our research and teaching, as well as the quality of our staff and the exceptional nature of our graduates."

Welcome to the University of Birmingham, and congratulations on securing your new appointment. You will be joining the University during a hugely exciting period as we build on our considerable strengths, invest in world-leading academic activity, and position ourselves as a leading global University recognised by our peers as being a dominant intellectual force and the destination of choice nationally and internationally.

As an employee of the University, you will soon realise the many benefits of working on our beautiful campus. Besides receiving a competitive salary, generous leave entitlements, pension provision and reward and recognition, you can benefit from the various employee discount schemes, use the campus facilities, get involved in clubs and societies and develop your career through our extensive training and development proramme. 

Before you join us there are several formalities that you need to complete. These are listed on the pre-joiners page. If you are joining us from outside of the UK you can find additional useful information on our International staff pages.

Once you have started in post you should receive a formal induction. More about the induction process can be found on the induction pages.

If you have any questions at all before you start or after you have started then please contact your local HR team who will be happy to help you.

We hope that you will enjoy working at the University and you will soon feel integrated into our vibrant, energetic community. You may like to click on some of the below and right-hand links to find out more about the extraordinary team that you are about to join.

University programmes

One of the specific actions in the University's Strategic Framework 'Shaping our Future: Birmingham 2015 was the development and delivery of a coherent suite of programmes that define our expectations of Birmingham staff and students and embrace the strategic framework values of excellence, distinctiveness, impact, pride, and confidence.

The Birmingham Professional statement covers all administrative and other-related, technical and support staff. It defines our expectations for Professional Services staff and outlines a programme of activites that facilitates achieving those expectations.

The Birmingham Academic statement outlines the University's expectations of its academic and teaching staff. It's purpose is to foster and maintain an academic culture of intellectual stimulation and high achievement recognising that such a culture is built on shared endeavour and a partnership between academic staff and the corporate body of the University.


Relevant policies

Eligibility to work in the UK 

Policy on relocation expenses (PDF - 25KB)

Useful links

Pre-joiners information


International staff

Pay and benefits

Shaping our future: Birmingham 2015

Campus news

University events


Training and Development

Culture and collections

Campus facilities

Birmingham Heroes - cutting edge research

Who's who at the University?

Staff networks and societies


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