It is important in the first few weeks and months of your new role in the University that you are welcomed and supported.
Induction is not just a one off event, such as a seminar or talk, although these may play an important part of an induction.
A period of induction is basically a time when you get to know your role, your team, your colleagues and your place of work (processes, practices, procedures, etc). It is often a busy time of taking on board lots of information, meeting lots of new people and asking lots of questions.
We have produced an informal induction support guide to help you:
This guide aims to complement the generic University ‘Induction Guidelines for New Staff’ written by Corporate HR. These original induction guidelines were written more as guidelines for managers, but you may find them useful.
To support your induction period, there are specific events you should attend.
If you want to hear about development and careers support available to you, the support available from ERI, and meet other new researchers, then come along to our next induction seminar.
This is a half day event, for all new staff, where you can meet others, and hear vital information from a number of University services and providers, to support you in your role.
This article was published on Sep 28, 2012