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.
Please read the following guides which will support you in getting started and settling into the University.
The University has over 500 buildings across the city of Edinburgh. To help you navigate your way around, use the following resources.
Information Services (IS) provide most of the computing, library and eLearning resources you will use during your time at the University.
Find out more about pay scales, pay dates, pensions, how to claim expenses and view your payslips.
The University’s HR and finance services can be accessed through the People and Money system
Annual Leave and Other Benefits
Details and information on various types of benefits available to you can be found here.
Staff Benefits (EASE login required)
Save and borrow with the Credit Union, join online www.universitycu.org.uk Introductory loan of up to £1500 available for new members.
You may need advice and support from a variety of sources at different stages of your employment.
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.
Celebrating Our Diversity
We recognise the array of talented and diverse individuals who are involved with the University and make us such a great place to work and study. We're striving to create a more diverse and inclusive University and here some examples of the work we are doing in this area.
Staff Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks
Bringing together and representing staff groups at University of Edinburgh
Disabled Staff Network for disabled staff and carers
Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN) for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and allies
Staff BAME Network for all Black, Asian, minority ethnic staff
Staff Pride LGBT+ Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies
EDI in action
The University is committed to eliminating institutional and structural barriers, and individual behaviours that allow inequalities to perpetuate. Find out more below.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Outcomes
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC)
Find out more about all of the above on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
How We Work Together
Our values are at the heart of Strategy 2030 and provide a foundation for creating an environment which is respectful and collaborative, and in which all staff can thrive.
Our vision, purpose and values | The University of Edinburgh
Tools to promote this positive culture include the ‘Dignity and Respect Policy’, which sets out the University’s expectations of all staff and students, and the ‘Behaviours Charter’, which acts as a values-led guide to support consistent conversations around how we do our jobs and what we do.
The Behaviours Charter | The University of Edinburgh
You should feel empowered and supported by the University to challenge any instances of bullying, harassment and discrimination. The Respect at Edinburgh web hub brings together information and guidance on the processes for raising and addressing concerns, and the support and training available.
Respect at Edinburgh | The University of Edinburgh
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
View a full list of services and support