Organisational Development

New staff

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

Here's a short video from Sarah Engineer in the Organisational Development Team explaining what you'll find in these New Staff pages:


Staff welcome sessions

All new staff are invited to attend a welcome session within their first year. During this online session you will greeted by a member of the University Leadership Team and have an opportunity to network with other new staff. The welcome session is also an opportunity to learn about our history, our plans for the future and the benefits of working at Sussex.  

Please see the box on the right of this page to download the speakers' slides from the last Welcome Session.

New staff will receive an email invitation to their session. Please email us at to find out more.  

Welcome Session Networkers

Visit our Networkers' webpage to see what opportunities and facilities are here for you across the campus, with messages from our friendly Welcome Session stall holders! 

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New Managers

If you are a new manager at Sussex, there are a number of additional resources available that we encourage you to engage with. This will not only help you better understand your role as a manager but will also help get to know other managers across the University. 

We have a Managers' Toolkit which is a series of online resources and has been created to help managers to be as effective as possible.

Bringing together key policies and procedures we also have a specific Managers' Induction page where as well as a comprehensive Managers' Guide, you can find information on our New Managers' induction and any specific online training you should be completing.

We also have The Sussex Leader. This document aligns to the Sussex 2025 strategy and defines the behaviours and competencies that are expected of our leaders at all levels at the University.

We have now set up a new Managers’ Development channel on Teams to encourage learning and support you as managers in your continuous development. If you would like to join, simply follow this link.

Find out more about the benefits of working at Sussex, including information about childcare, housing and healthcare on campus.



Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
Sussex House
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

What do I need to know when I start?

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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 please email

Workplace Inductions - who is responsible

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

See the induction checklists below for more information.

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.

Staff E-learning

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As a member of staff, you have a LearnUpon account where you can complete essential staff e-learning and choose a range of other e-learning courses to develop personally and professionally and to keep up-to-date with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues.

You will receive an email from LearnUpon within two weeks of your start date with your login instructions. Please don't try to login to LearnUpon until you have received this email.

Any questions, please email, or contact OD. See our LearnUpon page for more information.

Staff Wellbeing Hub

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Visit our Staff Wellbeing Hub for advice and support.

Quiz Time!

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Take our fun quiz for new staff!

Welcome Session Quiz [PPSX 1.28MB]