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Web Based Mail

Web based mail is an email system that allows you to access your email from any device connected to the Internet. You can access web based mail at https://mail.bham.ac.uk.

Web Profiles

All senior staff should have their own online staff profile page. Speak to your Institute Web & Comms Assistant or your Institute Director for further information.

Wellbeing in the Workplace

Your wellbeing at work is crucial in helping you to achieve your full potential. To help you stay healthy and happy at work the University offers a wide range of benefits, services and facilities ranging from flexible working and recreational facilities to counselling services and specialist safety advisors.  

The University's Workplace Wellbeing team has an overview of our staff's and students' wellbeing and provides specialist services for the University, for managers and individuals. Full information and links are available here.

Work Experience

All members of staff can support work experience placements in the College by either participating in the college work experience programme which offers a one-week placement to pupils from specific schools in the West Midlands during defined work experience weeks or by hosting individuals who have contacted you directly requesting a placement. Whichever way you want to get involved, please contact the MDS Outreach team who will assess the placement and provide you with more information.


Worklink is based at the Guild of Students, and works alongside the Guild's Jobs deparment. They provide students with the connection to on-campus casual work.

Worklink ensures that students are legally entitled to work in the UK, which is extremely important so that the University do not breach immigration and visa policies. You must not approve or permit hours that would cause the student to be in breach of their visa conditions. This is a breach of the Immigration Act, 1971 Section 25(1) – ‘Facilitating the commission of a breach of immigration law.’ (Please see attached document.)

Worklink also help to ensure that students do not exceed the maximum amount of hours they are allowed to work during term time. A person is classed as a student even if they have submitted their thesis; they only stop being a student post-viva and after corrections have been submitted. 

You must not offer any work to students prior to receiving confirmation from Worklink that the student has available hours in line with working restrictions as detailed on their student visa and with the University policy on student working hours. Please see link: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/studentservices/international/working/during.aspx

Find out more.

(See Casual Workers for more information).

Workload Allocation Model (WAM)

The College operates a Workload Allocation Model which can be found at wam.bham.ac.uk.

Workstation Assessments

The University Guidance on Workstation Design should be taken into account when initially setting up a workstation. Individuals using display screen equipment should also carry out a self- assessment using the DSE checklist. The College also has a number of staff trained in workstation assessment. If a formal assessment is required this can be arranged by contacting Carol Benham x46917.

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