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Academic and Research staff

Academic staff

Academic staff

Academic staff

Academic staff

This page contains the checklist you will need to cover with your manager and/or your induction facilitator. Parts of this process are mandatory and therefore, although not all of the information might be relevant to your role, please read through the entire checklist in order to confirm all points have been considered.

  • Please pick the checklist(s) relevant to yourself / your member of staff. You can use the Further Signposting page to provide more information about each area you will be covering.
  • Your department, faculty, or service might have created a local induction process that incorporates the areas covered in the checklist. If using a local induction please ensure that everything in the checklist below is covered.
  • The concertinas below take you and your manager to areas of useful information that might assist you in those early days at the University.
  • There is space in the checklists for you to consider areas that might be added which are specific to your role, faculty, service, department, location or any additional questions you might have.
  • Also check the mandatory training pages for any role specific training.

For new staff

Exeter Academic is the University programme which provides you with information and signposting you will need in order to successfully progress your career, develop yourself and consider how you strengthen your leadership and management skills.

Here at the University of Exeter we are committed to giving our Early Career Researchers the best support they can get. Visit the dedicated Early Career Researcher pages for more information about careers, training, support and more.

Find out whether there are further induction opportunities within your Faculty or Department.

The University is here to support those colleagues who are currently working remotely. Support and guidance can be found both in relation to IT support and guidance and Health, Safety and Wellbeing considerations

Both probation and PDR conversations are a great opportunity to pause, reflect and begin to think about the next steps, as well as making time to consider your wellbeing and to recognise your current and future workload.

During your probationary period you should have regular conversations about your progress and any support you might need for your role.

PDRs complement the more regular reviews and one-to-one conversations that are usually held with line managers.

iExeter is a free app (phone, tablet and desktop) that provides staff with personalised information and services about the University. Click here to find out how to access the app via different devices.

The MI Hub offers a central location for you to access data specific to your role such as pay, completed training as well as wider subjects such as student admissions and the National Student Survey. Visit the range of tools on offer.

For managers and induction facilitators

Visit the Mandatory Training pages and confirm whether the member of staff needs to complete any additional courses beyond the ‘All Staff’ ones.

Effective probation is important for both career development and as a means of assessing an individual’s competence to do the job to which they are appointed. The probationary period should be a positive two-way process designed to assist the new employee to integrate into their new role, with emphasis on support and development. Find out your role in this part of the onboarding process.

Onboarding checklist

Download as a PDF: Academic Staff Induction Checklist - January 2024 (PDF)

D‌‌ownload as a Word Document: Academic Staff Induction Checklist - January 2024 (Word Doc)

For Academic Staff taking on line management, supervisor and team leader roles

Download as a PDF: Staff Induction Checklist for New Managers - January 2024 (PDF)

Download as a Word Document: Staff Induction Checklist for New Managers - January 2024 (Word Doc)