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If you are new to St George’s, University of London, welcome! We hope you enjoy working here. This page aims to give you and your manager an overview of the information you will need during your first few months of joining the university.

Getting started

When you join St George’s, you should discuss with your manager the induction and training you require to perform your role. Our induction checklist (Word) outlines the areas that should be covered as part of your induction.

The Researcher Induction Task and Finish Group have designed an Arrival and Survival Guide for Academic and Research Staff (PDF). 

The Guide is aiming to fulfil a dual purpose – being a welcome guide to new research and academic staff arriving to St George’s, dealing with some of the most frequently asked questions and helping new staff settle into their roles; and also acting as a helpful day-to-day reference of services on offer for current staff.

Finding your way around

Download the maps of the campus and buildings (PDF).

Leave and payslips

You can book leave and view your payslips and training history on the MyWorkplace system. A shortcut to it is available on your desktop:

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Training

During the first few weeks of joining St George’s, you will need to undertake a number of core mandatory training courses. Most of these can be done online but you must complete them before you complete your probationary period. Online mandatory training modules can be accessed via MyTraining, which is also accessible from the Learning tab in MyWorkplace

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Mandatory training modules

The list below outlines which mandatory training is required, which should be completed within two months of joining St George's, University of London and then at regular intervals. Further information is available in the Mandatory Training Policy.

  • General Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness e-learning.

  • Fire Safety e-learning.

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) e-learning and Risk Assessment.

  • Manual Handling e-learning.

  • Stress Management e-learning.
  • Diversity in the Workplace e-learning.

  • Unconscious Bias e-learning.
  • Prevent Duty Training e-learning.

  • Information Security Essentials e-learning.

  • Data Protection Briefing e-learning.

  • Introduction to Digital Accessibility e-learning.
  • Recruitment and selection training (only applicable to employees undertaking recruitment interviewing).

  • For academic staff with less than 3 years teaching experience, they should commence the Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education (PgCert HBE) within their probationary period.

In addition, your manager will inform you of any mandatory training required for your role, for example in relation to the technical skills required.

Probation

Your contract of employment will specify your probation period, which will be six or 12 months depending on your role. You and your manager should review your probation midway through and at the end, prior to confirming completion. In order to be considered as having completed your probation you should undertake all the mandatory training outlined above.

Policies and procedures

Your contract of employment requires you to comply with all statutory requirements and with St George's, University of London's policies and procedures. It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with all the key policies as detailed on the website here.

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