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Introduction to the University of Bath (Sept 2019)

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

  • 20 Sep 2019, 9.15am to 20 Sep 2019, 1.40pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Room number and building detailed at the point of booking, ., University of Bath
  • This event is free Tickets are subsidised for this event

2019/20 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.

Course overview

This introductory course aims to give 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. 

All new members of staff will receive an email signposting to this event page, plus other event dates, in the initial weeks following their start date. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

Registration from 9:00am, for a 9:15am start.

A buffet lunch will be provided, please email any dietary requirements at least a week in advance.

Please note

Academic or teaching staff: you will also be invited to an Academic Staff Development induction event. For enquiries contact the Academic Staff Development Unit

Researcher: you will be contacted via email with further information about researcher induction information. Alternatively you can visit their induction website, please log in using your University username and password.

Objectives for the day

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


This course has no pre-work.

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted 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.  

Book or cancel your place using ESS

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.


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

Who should attend

New members of staff

Related online information

Booking details

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Room number and building detailed at the point of booking, . University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.