Your first week

We have provided the information below to help you find your feet with in the University.


Inductions are carried out within your Faculty/Service by your line manager, with some regulatory training modules available online which you must complete within your first few weeks. Find out more about the University's induction process

Computer account and email

To access the University computers and set up your University e-mail you will need to discover your network account, using your employee number and date of birth. Information Services also provides other IT support and resources.

Staff card

A University staff ID card (smartcard) is issued to all employees. Your staff ID identifies you as a member of staff, allows use of library facilities and simplifies the use of the printing devices. Find out more about your staff ID card. More information about the card can be found here. We require a photo for your staff ID; please upload via the portal. Once you have done this and your details have been checked you will receive and email from HR. You can then pick up your staff ID from HR and OD reception (Room 4B1, Cottrell Building). Please note HR and OD Reception is open, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00 midday. 

Car Parking

Pay and display machines are in operation within all campus car parks and affect all who drive to and from, and park on, campus. Staff have two parking permit options available;

  • Standard full year permit
  • Pay-as-you-go permit

An application for a parking permit can be made on your first day using the University portal. You may have to purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines for your first day or two until you receive your permit.

University information and campus facilities

The University website is a great source of information, you may find it useful to explore the About section initially for an overview, it includes information about our structure, location and strategic plan.