New Staff - Professional Services

Introduction to the University, College/Service, Workplace, Higher Education

Welcome to the University! We have collected together here some of the most important learning and development topics for new staff. Other information for new staff can be found on the University’s new staff pages.

Welcome to the University

If you have recently joined the University, you will be invited via email to our new welcome event. 

This event provides an overview of the University, its mission, vision and values, strategic direction, its history, governance structure and key aspects you need to know about working here. You will hear from a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group, have a chance to find out about a wide range of services and support during a "cafe style" session and will be able to network with colleagues.

Welcome to the University - Exeter-Based Staff

Welcome to the University - Cornwall-Based Staff

Workplace Induction

Induction is an essential process for all the staff within the University. The purpose of this workplace Induction is to make your transition into your new role as smooth as possible. You will also have a local induction supported by an allocated Induction Facilitator who will work alongside your Line Manager to induct you into your area of work.

Comprehensive information is also provided for new staff on the University Induction webpages

Introduction to Higher Education - today's universities; tomorrow's issues

This course is relevant to colleagues new to the sector and those who would like an update on the most pertinent topics in Higher Education.

The session will examine the most pertinent topics in Higher Education. We explain how we arrived where we are today and what universities do (teaching, research, enterprise) and how they are funded. We offer insight into how universities are responding to government policy, demographic shifts and the international picture. The session will combine short talks from visitors who are experts in their field.

Book a place.

New Managers/Supervisors

Learning and Development

If you are either a new member of staff in a leader/manager/supervisor role or alternatively an existing member of staff who has just moved into one of these roles, you may be interested in our management training courses or maybe consider undertaking a structured programme of development.

Further Guidance

There is some really helpful information and guidance on our webpages for managers, supervisors and team leaders.

Mandatory Training

All staff must undertake some mandatory training when they join. There may also be some training you will have to undertake depending on your role which you will be advised of during your induction.