The first weeks in a new role are often filled with questions. A warm welcome and successful induction period are key for you to settle into your new post as quickly as possible. Here at the University of Birmingham we are committed to providing you with all the information you need. Information on induction in the University is available at College level, School and Central level.
If you haven't already done so, please take time to read through the information regarding general University induction on our University Induction webpages.
There is also a large amount of information available for New Starters on the intranet.
School / local induction
Your School/Area and local line manager should ensure that your induction will be as positive an experience as possible.
There are generic checklists for you and your line manager to use depending on what category of staff you are to help you ensure that the key elements of induction are covered. You may add more information depending on the role.
Induction checklist (PDF 311KB), Induction checklist (Excel 16KB) for Professional Services
Induction checklist (PDF 473KB), Induction checklist (Excel 16KB) for Academic staff
Induction checklist (PDF 473KB), Induction checklist (Excel 16KB) for Research staff
Health and Safety checklist (PDF 345KB), Health and Safety checklist (Word 48KB) for all staff
You should have received a brief pack with a welcome letter and a short induction pack giving you some of the basic information that you will need when you arrive. If you havent received this then use the links below to obtain the information or you can also find a wealth of information in the College Staff Handbook.
Welcome letter (PDF 288KB), Welcome letter (Word 12KB)
Induction programme handbook (PDF 648KB), Induction programme handbook (Word (63KB)
You will be invited to attend a College session which will cover the key aspects of: financial transactions, HR, research suppport and health and safety. There will also be a short demonstration of the CORE system which includes HR and Finance. processes if you need to record absence, enter your bank details to be paid and if you are going to be ordering goods/services. You will be able to ask questions. Times and dates of the sessions are:
Tuesday 17 December - 2.30 p.m. room NG08 Biosciences building - note this is a different location
Friday 17 January - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Friday 21 February - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 12 March - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Friday 24 April - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Tuesday 19 May - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 25 June - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 23 July - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 27 August - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 24 September - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 22 October - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Thursday 26 November - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Tuesday 15 December - 2.30 p.m - Geography building room 125
Each School in the College has its own intranet containing a more personalised set of information to aid your induction. These require a staff login, and so will be made available to you once you are in post.
For those who have attended the induction presentation here is a copy of the links to the relevant areas of the University intranet and website that were described in the presentation.
The University is a large and complex organisation, therefore to complement your local induction you will attend a central induction event which is hosted by the People and Organisational Development (POD) team. This will give you a general introduction to the University and the chance to meet other employees who are also new to the University.
A short presentation from either a member of the University Executive Board or Senior Officer will give an overview of University life and position within Higher Education. Your Line Manager will organise for you to attend this induction. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.