Postdoctoral Researchers


What to expect from your manager as well as HR and contract related processes in the School.

Management of Postdocs

We have developed our own Postdoc Management Guidelines to show you what we expect from your manager, in line with the University's Code of Practice. For any advice please contact a Postdoc Advisor.

University Code of Practice for the Management and Development of Research Staff


Leave and Absence

You should agree annual leave for holiday in advance with your line manager. You should also report sickness absence to your line manager and to . You can ask the School Staffing team for advice on annual leave, sick leave and maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave:

University Leave and Absence Policy 


Bank/Letting Agent Letters

If you need a letter confirming employment details for a bank or rental property, please e-mail your letter request to including the following information:

  • who the letter should be addressed to (e.g. which bank or letting agency)
  • what information you want the letter to contain (e.g. should your salary and/or home address be given, or just confirmation that you work here) 
  • if you have been provided with a template for the letter please attach that to your email


Keeping your Details up to date

Update your address details 

Update your bank account details - ‘Change of Payroll Bank Details Form’, return a signed hard copy in the internal mail to Payroll, 9-16 Chambers Street.

To confirm a name change please email the Staffing Team at and they will advise.