University induction events

Welcome to the University of St Andrews!

To help new staff settle into their new role, the University induction for new staff is provided which all new staff are strongly encouraged to attend.  The induction is constantly developing and evolving to include changes, and your feedback is a valuable part of the development process.

The New Staff essentials workshop has been developed to compliment the induction and provide information to help you prior to and after starting your role.

Book your place on the University induction for new staff & for access to New Staff Essentials (via Moodle , please email: )

University induction for new staff

This induction, organised by OSDS, runs four times a year in February, May, August and October . All new staff to the University are strongly encouraged to attend this induction event. This event takes place in person in Lower and Upper College Hall.  For further information and booking:

Thursday 2 February 2023

Thursday 18 May 2023

Thursday 31 August 2023

Thursday 26 October 2023

New staff essentials

This online resource introduces some of the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff.. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment. When your booking is received, you will be enrolled in the course, and we will send you the information on how to access.

The presentations (some narrated) cover:

  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Unions
  • The University‚Äôs Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security

There is also a quiz at the end to be completed. This course provides information which is in addition to the All New Staff Induction courses (run twice a year in January and September).

Please email: to book your place.

Important information for new staff

Staff ID card - email ID card photo ahead of start date.  This will be issued on your first date of employment by HR.

University email account is automatically activated on the morning of your first day.  Any problems contact IT Helpdesk (3333).

ITS induction session - New staff will receive an invitation from ITS within the first week of their employment to attend an ITS induction session. If you have not received this invitation, please contact