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Staff Welcome to Warwick

A Virtual Welcome to Warwick

Joining a new workplace can bring a range of emotions. Coronavirus and the need to maintain social distancing means that most of you are joining a virtual community. We appreciate this will create extra and unique challenges and that getting up to speed will most likely take a bit longer.

Now that you’ve started your new job with the University here’s a welcoming message from Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Croft.

This page is designed to help you learn a little bit more about life and work at the University, ahead of an online virtual welcome, which will be available soon. We also plan to deliver a face-to-face welcome as soon as we possibly can.

Until then we hope you enjoy your time at Warwick. Please do discuss any concerns with your line manager - they’re a friendly bunch. Or if you have any questions about anything else on this page, please contact us.

We are hoping that this page provides a little bit more information about the benefits of campus life and what the University has to offer.

For those of you who are not familiar with the University, there is a short aerial film of the campus on the right hand side of this page. Full campus tours are normally run as part of our face-to-face welcome meeting and will be taking place again when we are back on campus.

Find out more:

Below are a number of useful links for you to find out more about your new place of work:

Insite: The University staff hub containing current advice and guidance on the Coronavirus situation including the Vice Chancellor’s community message. This is how the University stays in touch with staff and shares the latest news and support. It includes a twice-weekly update and information on how we are all staying connected.

Coronavirus - OD support for remote working: OD’s Coronavirus support pack for all staff and managers giving advice and guidance on remote working.

Strategy: Covering lots of useful information on your new organisation and, in particular, providing a link to the University Strategy (note the strategy is currently being reviewed in the context of COVID-19).

What we stand for: Our Principles set out our expectations of how we behave as a University community, both as individuals and as an institution.

Human resources: Giving you access to the HR webpages, including information on Pay and Expenses, Policies and Procedures, and Recruitment.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): A confidential support service designed to help University of Warwick employees deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.

Wellbeing: You have the right to live, work and study in safety and comfort during your time at Warwick. As a valued member of the Warwick community, you have access to some fantastic health and wellbeing benefits.

IT services: Including information on Working from Home and IT Training.

Support and services:

As part of the usual interactive welcome meeting, OD bring together different University teams to give new starters key information about their services and support. Below, we have selected a range of this information to get you started:

Reward and benefits
As a new member of staff at Warwick you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits including a staff pension, along with excellent learning and development opportunities. The University recognises the importance of offering a flexible total reward package.

Equality, diversity and inclusion (E, D & I)
Including information on Staff Networks, EDI Policies, as well as useful guidance, resources and training.

Environmental sustainability
The Energy and Sustainability team combine many years of experience and knowledge to keep the University's energy flowing and are always looking for ways to be more sustainable. The team take a holistic view of sustainability covering carbon, energy, water, waste, biodiversity and ecology, travel, food, procurement, construction, health & wellbeing and education. Those interested can become one of the University's Staff Green Champions.

Trade Unions

All employees have a right to join a Trade Union. Trade Union subscriptions can be deducted directly from salaries/wages providing written authorisation is given. The University recognises the following Trade Unions for collective bargaining purposes:

University College Union (UCU)

Unite

Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) - now part of Unite

UNISON

Warwick print
While most of the University are working from home, Warwick Print can still help you with any digital design needs that you may have.

Virtual Campus Tour

Take a tour of the campus:

Welcome to Warwick Webinar:

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

If you are interested in attending the next Welcome Webinar, please contact openprogrammeadmin at warwick dot ac dot uk