University induction events

Welcome to the University of St Andrews!

To help new staff settle into their new role, the University provides two University wide activities to support the workplace induction that your manager will provide.

The New Staff Induction is an in person event where new staff are welcomed to the University and have the opportunity to hear from senior leadership. A group of people listening to a presentation.There is also the opportunity to speak with different teams as well as fellow inductees.

The New Staff Essentials is an eLearning module that incapsulates all the information required by new staff to feel as impowered and informed as possible within their probationary period.

University induction for new staff

This induction, organised by OSDS, runs four times a year in February, May, August and November. An images of the stalls at inductionAll 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 1 February 2024

Thursday 16 May 2024

Thursday 29 August 2024

Thursday 7 November 2024

New staff essentials

This eLearning module provides information on the University, what our priorities are, our strategy and policies. It covers our social responsibility and our commitment to sustainability as well as what services we provide and our history.  It will provide information that is good to know in those initials weeks, such as a glossary, communication tools, how to book venues and wellbeing. There is also a dedicated module for Educators and Researchers with critical information.


To enrol onto the eLearning module go to the New Staff Essentials Moodle


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