University of Bath

Introduction to the University of Bath

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

When this course runs


  • Monday 10 June 2019

Time: 9:15am - 1.40pm (arrival and registration: 9.00am-9.15am)

2018/19 courses:
This course is likely to run in September, October, December, January, April and June. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

About this course

This introductory course aims to give new members of staff a flavour of the working environment. 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.  A buffet lunch is provided.

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

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.    

Who should attend this course

Newly appointed academic, research, administrative, clerical and technical staff.

New staff receive an email shortly after they join the University. If you have any queries or fail to receive an invite, please contact Workforce Development

Please note if you are a new member of academic or teaching staff, you will also be invited to an Academic Staff Development induction event. For enquiries contact the Academic Staff Development Unit

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

Book a place

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

To book a place on a published course date email with the following;

  • course title

  • date

  • your name

  • any access requirements you may have.

Alternatively, call ext. 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking. Courses are subject to room availability. We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.