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Before you start

We understand that before anyone starts a new role, they are keen to learn more about their new employer and what to expect so that they can get off to a flying start in their new job. On these pages you can find a wealth of information about the University, our history, structures and strategy. You will also find a range of resources to help you prepare for and settle in to your new role such as training and development activities you need to complete, as well as information about how to navigate your first day. Welcome onboard!

Preparing for your role

Before you start, there are some things we will need from you to make your onboarding process as smooth as possible! Click the links below to read our checklist outlining the key steps you need to take following your job offer and what you should expect from us before you start your new role.  We've also included a link to all of our mandatory online training so you can hit the ground running!

Your first day

From what to wear to where to park, we understand that your first day can throw up lots of different concerns, which is why we've put all the need-to-know information in one place. 


University of the Year

Edufuturist Awards 2021

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

Top 20 for Job Prospects

Student Crowd Universities Awards 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022


QS Star Ratings 2021