Human Resources

Making the most of your induction

The following courses and resources are to help you make the most of your induction to the University of Edinburgh.

Step 1. Use this guidance to help you.


Step 2. Understand policies and support in place for you.

A to Z of all HR Policies

Health and Safety Induction

Human Resources Support

Line Manager Guidance (if you are a new line manager)

Records Management


Step 3. Complete recommended induction training and assessments.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

Challenging Unconcious Bias

Data Protection

Equality and Diversity Essentials

Fire Safety Awareness

Health and Safety Awareness

Information Security Essentials



Step 4. Attend induction events designed to introduce you to the University and meet other new starts.

Welcome Event (for all new starts)

Get Connected (for new research staff and academics)


Step 5. Plan for your own development. There are some excellent courses and resources available to staff.

Association of University Administrators (the professional body representing HE administrators and managers)

Be Sustainable

Digital Skills and Training

Finance Training Hub

Health and Safety Courses

Institute for Academic Development Courses and Resources

Learning and Organisation Development Courses and Resources

Open Learning - Short Courses

Other Online Modules

Short Online Courses - MOOCs

Staff Go Abroad Programme

Staff Scholarships - Funding for part-time postgraduate study

Support for the Technical Workforce (for technicians and technical managers)

Information, Resources and Development for Staff Supporting Students (for those in Student Support roles)


Step 6. Understand systems and digital ways of working in place across the University

Communication and Collaboration Tools


Further guidance can be found here 

Planning your own development resources and advice