Human Resources

Settling into the University

The following support and resources are designed to help you settle in to working at the University. Your manager is your key contact for information and can guide you through on-boarding.

Getting Around

The University has over 500 buildings across the city of Edinburgh. To help you navigate your way around, use the following resources.

Travel and Transport 



Upay Cashless Catering

Applying for a staff card


Getting Online

Information Services (IS) provide most of the computing, library and eLearning resources you will use during your time at the University.

IT Information for New Starts

IT Help


Getting Paid

Find out more about pay scales, pay dates, pensions, how to claim expenses and view your payslips.  


Pay Dates


Claiming Expenses

Employee Self Service - View payslips and update personal details


Annual Leave and Other Benefits

Details and information on various types of benefits available to you can be found here.

Annual Leave

Staff Benefits (EASE login required)


Getting Support

You may need advice and support from a variety of sources at different stages of your employment. 

Human Resources

Health and Safety

Union information

Records Management


Looking After Your Wellbeing

We all need to take care of our own wellbeing - to take steps to recognise and reduce stress. Find out what support is available from a range of services including Staff Counselling, gym access to Mindfulness courses in the Chaplaincy.

Health and Wellbeing  


Celebrating Our Diversity

We recognise the array of amazing and diverse individuals who are involved with the University and make us such a great place to work and study.

Equality and Diversity

Staff Pride LGBT+ Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies

Disabled Staff Network for disabled staff and carers


Other Useful Contacts

The University is split into three colleges and three professional service groups and some provide induction support for new starts. Ask your line manager what is available and visit the following sites for more information. 

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

College of Science and Engineering 

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Corporate Services Group

Information Services Group

University Secretary's Group


View a full list of services and support