Induction for new employees 

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Queries around Induction should be addressed initially to your line manager. 

You may also wish to speak to your HR or OD Business Partner if you have specific queries. 

The majority of your induction as Aston University will be carried out by your line manager. 

In your first week at Aston you will sit with your manager to discuss your role and meet with your team, to learn about the University’s history, culture and values and the vision. This is a chance to get to know your manager and for them to get to know you.

There will be an administrative induction on the first day to ensure that all your paperwork is collected and that your work area is correctly set up, as well as covering the basics of the work environment and policies and procedures of Aston University. There are mandatory online training courses to be completed.

Vice Chancellor

‘Welcome to Aston’ is a lunchtime event providing new members of staff with the opportunity to meet the Vice Chancellor and listen to him talk about the University’s vision and values and our goals for the future.  

It also gives new members of staff the chance to meet, over lunch, colleagues from across the University and find out about the great services we offer and to ask any questions about working at Aston.

These lunches are run twice a year and staff are sent an invite encouraging them to attend.

The Academic Induction is for new members of staff involved in teaching and learning.

The induction is a half day, and will include presentations by the Vice Chancellor and Senior leaders on:

  • The Aston strategy and the successes of Aston University.
  • The Aston student cohort, the backgrounds of our students and what they go onto do after completing their students.
  • Aston’s strategy for teaching and learning, TEF and our learning spaces.
  • Research at Aston and the REF
  • Quality Processes at Aston University
  • And after there will be a “speed dating” session where representatives from departments such as the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP), Student Services, Libraries and Information Services (LIS), Marketing and Centre for English Language and Communication (CELCA) will mingle with the attendees and discuss how their departments support the academic work of Aston.

The Academic Induction is run twice a year and new starters are invited by email to attend. 

The presentations from the October 2018 Academic Induction are available below:

Welcome from the Vice Chancellor
Learning and Teaching at Aston
HR at Aston
Research at Aston

As a new casual member of staff you will need to complete the ‘Welcome to Aston - an introduction for casual workers’ online course which can be accessed through BlackBoard.  If however, you have previously been employed at Aston and have completed this course in the past 12 months, you don’t need to complete it again.