Your first week

There can be a lot take in during your first week.  We have provided the information below to help you find your feet with in the University.

Acceptance paperwork

In order for you to be paid and correctly set up on University systems it's important you have returned the forms issued to you with your offer pack.

Car Parking

Pay & 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 & display machines for your first day or two until you receive your permit.

Computer account & e-mail

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.  Other Information Services guidance can be found here.

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.  More information about the card can be found here.  We require a photo for your staff ID.  You can upload a photo via the portal or you can come to HR & OD Services (Room 4B1, Cottrell Building) from your second day of employment and we can take your photo and issue your card.


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.  More information about the University induction process is available here.

University information and campus facilities

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

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