Human Resources

Making the most of your on-boarding

The following courses and resources are to help you make the most of your on-boarding at 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

Information Compliance Services


The University Behaviours Charter also provides examples of the types of behaviours that reflect our Values; as a framework for consistent dialogue across the University, it guides how we do our jobs and what we do.

The Behaviours Charter | The University of Edinburgh

As a priority, the University offers comprehensive support to safeguard the mental and physical well-being and health of students and staff; the Staff Wellbeing Hub outlines information, resources and services available to all University of Edinburgh employees.

Wellbeing Hub


Step 3. Complete required induction training and assessments.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption 

Challenging Unconscious Bias 

Data Protection

Equality and Diversity Essentials

Health and Safety (various courses to choose from depending on role)

Information Security Essentials

Introduction to Sustainability

Recruitment and Selection Essentials (for staff involved in recruitment panels)

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence (for staff supporting students)


Please note, all new academic staff are expected and encouraged to participate in continuing professional development in teaching and support for learning.

CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching


Step 4. Plan for your own development. There are some excellent courses and resources available to staff.

Information on University learning providers

University of Edinburgh Learning Providers

Role specific support

Career Development for Professional Services Staff

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Development

Support for Leaders and Managers

Support for Learning and Teaching Staff

Staff Supporting Students (for those in student support roles)

Support for Researchers (for researchers and research managers)

Support for Technicians (for technicians and technical managers)

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


Fostering equality of opportunity

As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion we provide leadership development opportunities to support staff from underrepresented groups.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Development


Step 5. Understand systems and digital ways of working in place across the University

Communication and Collaboration Tools

Digital Skills and Training facilitates access to 600+ digital resources and training courses; resource includes the ‘Discovery Tool’ to determine current digital skill levels, and ‘Role Profiles’ that outline expected digital competence for specific jobs.

Digital Skills and Training

Digital Research Services' Facilitation Team can help you with tailored consultancy and support regarding digital tools and services at the University through a single point of access’

Digital Research Services



Further guidance can be found here 

Planning your own development resources and advice