Support for new starters


This page signposts you to information to help you navigate your way in your role at Oxford. Please feel free to browse and choose the information most relevant to you.

Want to know more about working at Oxford?

  • Take a look at the Staff Gateway, your quickest way into information for new starters on the University’s website
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Starting your new job
What is induction for? What should it include? What support should you expect during your probationary period?


Supporting new staff 
How to use induction to help new staff settle in and learn the job; how to support staff during probation; hints and tips for helping new staff learn.

Support for researchers 
Oxford provides a huge range of support for research staff, ranging from help finding funding, to career advice, to guidance for new principal investigators. 

University Induction Programme for Departmental Heads and Heads of House
This programme has been created to support newly appointed Heads of Department, Faculty Board Chairs, Heads of House, and Heads of UAS units.

Contact us


Tel: 01865 (2)86808