At Durham, we are proud of our history and also excited by the future; we are driven to pursue our strategic ambitions. That is why induction, training and development are so important.
Durham University is a diverse organisation and it is important that we help you to find your place and to feel at home from the start. Every new colleague therefore participates in an induction process including: attending a short event hosted by a member of the University’s Executive Committee, which discusses not only the University’s history but the exciting future ahead; and having a tailored induction plan which outlines personal development opportunities. Through our induction processes we want to ensure that you feel part of the Durham community from day one.
We will also support you to follow a comprehensive local induction process which is led by your home department. During your bespoke local induction you will meet key colleagues and acquire the day-to-day knowledge needed to get you started effectively in your new role.
As a new member of the academic community you will also have access to focussed development events and packages, which will cover the key policies, practices, protocols and areas of knowledge required by those who are new to the organisation.
In addition, during your first few months at the University, you will be appointed a mentor who can help support your transition into the University. You will also have the opportunity to be mentored through key stages of your career at Durham.
Staff Information and Well-being Fair
Our Staff Information and Well-being Fair is held three times per year so that, as a new staff member, you have the opportunity to find out more about the many benefits you can access. There are a range of information exhibits featuring departments such as Payroll & Pensions, Human Resources, Greenspace and CIS. Well-being exhibitors include: Counselling, Cyclescheme, Volunteering, Team Durham’s fitness classes and staff walks. Durham County Council’s Check 4 Life Team are available to give free, confidential health-checks (advanced booking required) and our University Occupational Health team will be there to offer any advice if needed.