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Core and Safety Training

Health & Safety in the Department

All staff are required to acquaint themselves the department safety policy and procedures and complete the mandatory University training:

Working at Warwick

Equality, diversity and inclusion concerns every member of our community and we expect everyone to contribute to our inclusive and productive environment where there is equality of opportunity, mutual respect and dignity. Please familiarise yourself with the University's Dignity at Warwick policy and then complete the core training:

Please save the certificates generated at the end of the training modules as new starters are required to confirm that they have read essential information and submit the dates they completed the mandatory online training within two weeks of joining the department.


All staff are required to read and abide by the financial regulations and procedures of the University.

As part of the University's financial regulations, please complete a conflict of interest form (FP1) having read the Personal Conflict of Interest Policy

This requirement applies to all staff appointed at Grade 6 or above and staff involved in financial procedures.

OPeRA is the University's e-procurement system used to order equipment, resources, travel etc. Set up is through the department finance office (Room 5.58) and the online OPeRA introduction is recommended.

Travel is booked online through Key Travel once your traveller profile has been set up by the department finance office.

GDPR and Information security

The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May 2018 and relates to the collection, holding and managing of personal data. The University's GDPR e-learning module will help you understand how the regulation effects your work and your own data.

The information security training will provide you with an overview of information security risks, relevant legislation and practical tips on how to protect the University's and your information.

Core training summary

To summarise, you need to have completed the mandatory core training modules for:

  • H&S Induction
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Unconscious bias
  • Financial regulations- core plus those relevant to your role
  • GDPR and information security

All UoW core training can be accessed here

You can report your completion of each training module and upload your certificates here.

Physics HR will contact you two weeks after you start to confirm you have completed the core training outlined in this induction programme.

If you are involved in research we recommend completing the online research integrity course.

Organisational Development run a variety of courses, events and workshops, sign up to their newsletter here.