Welcome from the Director of HR, Ms Sue Chambers
A very warm welcome to the web site for new employees to Aberystwyth University.
At staff induction events we received feedback from new staff which suggested that advice about the university and locality would have been helpful before the start of their employment. Often there was quite a gap between accepting the post and actually commencing employment at the University and more communication would have been helpful. As a result of those comments, these web pages have been designed with the intention of providing you with information you may need to prepare for your arrival at Aberystwyth.
The information is divided in to two sections:
- About the university, and;
- The town and locality of Aberystwyth, including links to sites which provide information about accommodation and schools.
If the information and advice you need is not contained in these pages please do not hesitate to ask your line manager or the Human Resources team.
I would particularly like to direct you to two e-learning training packages about Health, Safety & Environment and Equality and Diversity respectively. These are two important areas of university activity with which you need to ensure you are familiar. We expect staff to complete this training as part of their induction but we often find that, although new staff have the very best of intentions to complete these training packages during their first month of employment, they become immersed in their role and responsibilities thus finding it difficult to devote time to this training. You may, therefore, find it more convenient to complete one or both on-line before the commencement of employment and the links are shown above.
We are delighted that you have chosen to work for Aberystwyth University and very much look forward to welcoming you to our community. We hope that these web pages will ultimately help you to settle in to University life more easily.
I look forward to meeting you at the next University Welcome event
With best wishes
- Sue Chambers