Organisational Development

New staff

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

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. 

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

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.

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 please email

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

Staff E-learning

laptop and notepad

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.