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Introduction to the University of Bath

A summary where you can check whether this course meets your development needs and review pre-work, online tools and course dates.

Course overview

This introductory course aims to give new members of staff a flavour of the working environment.

2019/2020 courses: This course is likely to run in September, October, December, February, April and June. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

This introductory course aims to provide new staff with a flavour of the working environment, and is optional for all new members of staff. With an opening welcome and question and answer session by a member of the senior management team, it aims to help you understand what the University is here to do, how it aims to do it, and the values we aspire to.

There are interactive sessions which provide key information and enable you to make contacts, use the facilities and the services of the University rapidly and effectively and to work safely and securely. 

Who should attend

This course is suitable for you if you are a new member of staff.

You will receive an email about the event in the first few weeks following your start date.

Presenters: Speakers from a variety of university departments including from the Vice-Chancellor's Office


Review and complete pre-work for this course.

There is no pre-work for this course.

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.

By the end of the session you will be aware of:

  • The mission of the University and the changing environment in which it operates

  • How the University supports its staff to achieve excellence

  • How key services support the University's mission and your role

  • What other services and societies exist to support members of staff

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

Review how this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups.

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. The three key behaviours related to this course are listed below:

  • Using resources effectively
  • Engaging with the wider context
  • Working together

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.  

Related online information

Access online tools and support on-demand.

Book or cancel your place using ESS

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Course dates

  • Wednesday 29 April 2020 - this event has been cancelled

You can access the related online information at any time, even if you have not booked a place yet.


If you have any questions, please contact us.