Academic and Research 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, college 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, college, service, department, location or any additional questions you might have.
- Also check the Mandatory Training pages for any role specific training.
- COVID-19. All staff returning to the workplace are required to complete additional mandatory training and induction around "Introduction to your Covid-19 workplace". More information can be found on the Coronavirus Staff Information webpages.
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 College or Department.
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.
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.
Click for Guidance, support and signposting for line managers and induction facilitators.
Download as a pdf: Onboarding checklist - academic and research staff (pdf)
Download as a doc: Onboarding checklist - academic and research staff (doc)
For Academic Staff taking on line management, supervisor and team leader roles
Download as a pdf: Onboarding checklist - for new managers (pdf)
Download as a word doc: Onboarding checklist - for new managers (doc)