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Starting work at Bath

Information and resources to help you get settled into life at the University.

Before you start

If you are relocating or require a visa to start work, here is some information you may find useful.

Relocation guide

If you are considering relocating, read our guide to find out more about what Bath has to offer.


Welcome to the University of Bath. Here you'll find helpful information to get you started.

Learning and Development

Find out more about the training opportunities as well as the compulsory training you'll need to complete as a new member of staff.

Setting up your workstation

Information on setting up your workstation at work and at home.

Using our online HR self-service portal

Here you'll find helpful information to get you set up on our online portal, Employee Self-Service (ESS). ESS is used for booking leave, training courses, recording sickness absence and to ensure your personal and payroll data is up to date.

Employee wellbeing

Learn about how we support employee wellbeing and the networks and groups you can join here.

Staff Networks and Groups

An overhead view of four people sat across from each other attending a meeting.

Our Staff Networks are dedicated spaces for colleagues sharing particular circumstances or characteristics to connect with others and share their experiences.

Work-life balance

The Woodland Walks sign in the woods on the Claverton Down campus

As a University member of staff, there are a number of services available to you to promote wellbeing and improve your work-life balance.


Find out about probation and our Effective Behaviours Framework.


Probation is a period of time at the start of your employment for the University to assess your performance, conduct and suitability for your job.

The Effective Behaviours Framework

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) describes the behaviours that distinguish effective performance and are highly valued in the University.