Warwick's Strategy: Excellence with purpose
Please find below four short videos which bring to life various core aspects of Warwick’s 2030 Strategy roadmap. They include: Excellence with Purpose (a broad overview), Academic strategy, Supporting strategies and Sustainability.
Your first day in post and beyond
Congratulations on your new role.
Find out all the important information that you’re most likely to need to know in your first few weeks that will help you get set-up and started in your new role. Click the section title to find out more.
Managers/DAs/All colleagues involved in planning staff induction:
Please use this induction checklist to help prepare your local induction plans and ensure that key information is provided to new members of staff.
Some of these links below will only be accessible once you have a registered IT account.
Click a link below to open:
- Register your IT account
- Get your University ID cardWhilst University House is closed, new members of staff who need to access campus buildings should collect their University ID card from Senate House Student Reception
- Car Parking and Permits
- Travel and transport including information about bus servicesto and from campus
- Interactive mapsof campus
- Learn more about Moodle - our virtual learning environment
- Your University ID card is also your Library card, so you will automatically become a member of the library
- Telephones and Email
- Printers and Printing
- Check to see that you are listed on people search then review and update your personal record, request annual leave, record any sickness and share personal information including equality monitoring information on our online HR tool; SuccessFactors
- Find out how to claim any expenses
The induction checklist is generic and is not tailored to any one department or group it is simply a “prompt list” of the local information that new colleagues are likely to need.
As a new starter, your department will have their local induction programme in place. Your line manager will guide you through this induction process in your first few weeks at the University.
- Our Insite staff portalis where you’ll find the latest University-wide news and updates for staff. You’ll also receive a weekly all-staff email, inbox insite, with a summary of updates, news and key events
- Find out about other ways to stay informed including Heads of Department bulletins, departmental newsletters, and connecting with us on social media
- Keep up-to-date with the what's going on via the events calendar
- Hear about the latest training and development opportunities by signing up to the OD newsletter
- IT services have information on working remotely and training courses available
- Discover how Warwick are using MS Teams to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
- Read more about how hybrid working
- Work and professional staff networking groupsbring together colleagues from across the institution to share ideas, information and best practice on professional and work issues.
- Attend the professional services coffee mornings with the registrar and colleagues.
- Join one of the ED&I staff network groups(BAME, Carers, Disability, LGBTUA+,Menopause, and Working Parents Staff Networks) to connect with others, socialise, and discuss issues of community relevance.
- Become a staff green champion 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 and wellbeing and education.
- There are a number of informal staff social and recreational groups at the University to get involved with.
- Visit our Sport and Wellness Hub for information on the gym, fitness classes, courses and the climbing wall.
- In the first few weeks you may hear a lot of new phrases and acronyms here is a short guide to help you
- Explore the range of personal and professional development opportunities Organisational Development has to offer
- Please speak to your line manager if you are interested in working with a mentor. Read the guidelines or find out more about the scheme
- Find our what IT training and support coursesare available
- Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages for useful guidance, resources and training as well as ED&I related policies as well as frontline staff ED&I training.
- 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 services
- Employee Assistance Programme is 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
We have selected a range of helpful policies to get you started in your new role.
A to Z of all the policies, procedures and processes documents can be found on our HR webpages
Policies you may be interested in:
For further information, visit the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies and guidelines page
Other useful policies and procedures can be found in the governance policy zone
Registration/OrientationMap of Argent Court
|Guide to Argent|
Induction and ProbationInduction programme plan template.
Policies and Procedures
NOTE: Your manager must go through this with you.
|Overtime / Working Weekends|
Induction and ProbationInduction Checklists
Policies and ProceduresFood Safety and Hygiene
|Slate: Articles around What is missing in White Fragility|
|Sut Jhally and Stuart Hall (1997) Race, the Floating Signifier. Stuart Hall presents a lecture on race and the meaning of racial signifiers .|
|University and College Union (2016) surveyed the Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic Staff in Further and Higher Education Report.|
|Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSoc) and Warwick SU: Published a Speak Out Report.|