Organisational Development

New staff

Welcome to the University and congratulations on your new post. Find out more about starting here and staff induction.

Who is responsible for workplace inductions?

You manager is responsible for welcoming you into your new place of work, arranging essential training and setting you up on any relevant systems.

For more detailed information about the specific induction processes in your workplace, speak with the staff member responsible. See the induction checklists in the sidebar for more information.

Staff welcome sessions

All new staff are expected to attend a welcome session within their first year. During the half-day session you will greeted by a member of the University Leadership Team and have an opportunity to network with representatives from key departments and services. The welcome session is also an opportunity to learn about our history, our plans for the future and the benefits of working at Sussex.  

Welcome sessions are held once every term. To find out when the next session is running and book a place, log-in to Sussex Direct here. Please check back regularly if a session isn't currently available. 

What do I need to know when I start?

As a new starter, you should read through your welcome email, which is normally sent out prior to start date. The email contains key information about working here and what's on offer to staff. For more information email

Visit our online courses page to find out which online courses are mandatory for new staff.

University terminology

You can download a list of University of Sussex abbreviations, acronyms and terms [PDF].

Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
Sussex House
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

Download our checklist for new staff and induction training plan

These two documents should be completed with your manager at the start of your new role.

New Staff Induction Checklist

Induction Training Plan for New Members of Staff

A checklist to support the induction of senior managers is available here