Courses and resources

Welcome to the University (Virtual Event)



Personal Effectiveness


Professional Knowledge and Business Skills

About this course:

The Welcome to the University event forms part of the University's onboarding procedure.

Effective onboarding is an important and valuable part of ensuring real benefit to you, as a new member of staff at the University.

It aims to assist you to perform effectively in your job role and within your work environment as soon as possible.

The Welcome event provides an overview of the University, its strategic direction, its governance structure and key aspects of working here.

The event includes a short presentation from a member of the University Executive Board and the opportunity to visit the 'virtual' exhibition hall in order to access key departments that can help and support you in your role.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Describe the University's mission, vision and values.

- Explain the history of the University and how the University works today.

- Gather key information about the main staff facing and staff supporting departments and the University.

- Ask questions of current staff.

Who should attend this course:

This event is essential for all new staff and colleagues are advised to attend the closest event to their arrival date.


Vice Chancellor or UEB member.

Dr Clive Betts, Head of People Development.

Representatives from University departments who support staff including Finance, IT/AV, Pensions and HR, People Development, Academic Development, Staff Life, Sports Office, Sustainability, Unison, Wellbeing and more.

Before the course:

We recommend staff view the University Induction pages with their induction Facilitator or Line Manager prior to the event:

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please contact for more details.

This course occurs on the following dates
07/10/2022 Delivered Virtually 13:00 14:00 Free 49
09/02/2023 Delivered Virtually 13:00 14:00 Free 79

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