Newcastle University believes that its success is ultimately dependent on the efforts and quality of its staff. It sees the capability and commitment of its staff at all levels and in all roles, as essential to the achievement of its goals.
It is for these reasons that this University is committed to providing appropriate induction to new members of staff.
Planned and systematic induction will ensure that you have a greater understanding of the University as a whole and of your specific role within the academic unit/service unit in which you work.
Your induction programme will be designed to help you become familiar with the requirements of your post and adapt to your new working environment as quickly as possible.
You will be invited to attend the University’s Welcome Event which is organised by the Staff Development Unit to provide you with an overview of the University, its culture, structure, norms and how it functions.
The majority of your induction will be carried out within your academic unit/service unit. Faculty information sessions are also arranged as part of research staff inductions.
For a useful source of information during your first few month see our Electronic Induction document (Word doc: 21KB).
You should discuss any outstanding issues with your induction co-ordinator so that arrangements can be made to ensure these are covered.
New research staff should attend a Faculty Induction session. These are organised throughout the year and you will receive an email inviting you to attend the next date. Hosted by the Faculty Dean of Research, they contain important information about how you can be supported in your personal development in your time at Newcastle. See our ‘welcome flyer’ to find out more and book a date for the next session in your Faculty.
Research Staff welcome flyer (PDF, 1.25MB)
A summary of the types of support we provide can be found here:
Summary of Research Staff Support (Word doc: 45.4KB)