Induction Events for New Starters

A number of induction events are available to new staff. These provide the opportunity to learn more about the University as well as meet other new starters. Please see below for details on each event.

In addition to central induction events, R&IS and LeTS hold induction events for new staff. Please click here for further details.

Welcome to the University Event

A sign which says "Welcome to the University of Sheffield"

Brief Outline

The Welcome to the University Event is an opportunity for new staff to hear about the University's history and strategy for the future during a short presentation from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett.

The event starts with an opportunity to meet and speak with the VC and other colleagues new to the University. There is also the opportunity to browse a selection of University stalls outlining benefits and services available to staff.

New members of staff who have recently joined the University will receive an invitation to attend via email.

To confirm your attendance or express an interest, please log in to the Learning Management System using your University username and password, click on the Catalogue tab, and then on the 'Welcome to the University' event. You can register on the event by clicking 'Enroll'.


  New Starter Coffee Morning

An image of the new starter coffee morning participants networking.  

Brief Outline

This informal event will give you the opportunity to meet other new starters from across the University over coffee and cakes, to find out more about the University and the community you have joined.

We invite guest speakers to the coffee mornings to give our new staff the opportunity to learn more about different departments and roles across the organisation.

There will also be an optional tour of the campus after the New Starter Coffee Morning, which will be led by one of our students. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the location and history of some the University's main buildings, and will take approximately one hour.

New members of staff who have joined the University will receive an invitation to attend via email.

To confirm your attendance or express aninterest, please log in to the Learning Management System using your University username and password, click on the Catalogue tab, and then on the 'Welcome to the University' event. You can register on the event by clicking 'Enroll'.


Campus Tours

 

An aerial view of central campus.
  

 

Brief Outline

Led by a current student, the Campus Tours are a great opportunity for new starters to get a real feel for the University's main campus and learn more about the history and uses of key University buildings.

New members of staff who have joined the University will receive an invitation to attend via email.

To confirm your attendance or express an interest, please log in to the Learning Management System using your University username and password, click on the Catalogue tab, and then on the 'Welcome to the University' event. You can register on the event by clicking 'Enroll'.


Departmental induction events

1. Research Services Induction

Research Services provide an induction​ video (to be completed soon) for new staff starters to The University of Sheffield to introduce them to the services that they provide. This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with Research Services' areas of expertise and to learn more about whom to contact for specific assistance. 

Colleagues in the Department​ are also happy to provide a face to face​ induction session with anyone who wants to learn more.

For contact details and further information see Research Services