People Directorate

New Starters

Congratulations on your appointment and welcome to the university.

We would like to wish you every success as a new member of staff and hope you find the support you require by following the links below.

A portal page for new members of staff is available for the first six months of being in post. This page will give you information that you will find useful during your first few months at the university.

Induction Checklist

Your manager will be working with you to ensure you have what you need, using the Induction Checklist. This checklist provides a guide to the information and activities that needs to be completed in the early stages of your employment.

An abridged checklist is available for individuals who are working for the University for a short period, so that they are properly inducted and both managers and staff are aware of their responsibilities.


Probation is an integral part of the employee journey to support you with integrating into your new role, outlining expectations and responsibilities alongside any development needed. At the University of Greenwich probation reviews are document via our Horizon system.

During your probation, your line manager will outline some SMART objectives that will help you further understand your role. The probation period for professional services staff is six months, while for academic staff it is 12 months.

New Staff Welcome and Induction with Senior Leaders

Our new staff welcome and induction event is an essential activity for all new staff members and has been designed to positively orientate you, so you can be successful at the university.

The New Staff Welcome and induction complements local induction arrangements by your faculty/directorate. Our aim is to ensure you:

  • Are welcomed and effectively supported into the university, including understanding more about its ambitions, values and environment;
  • Know more about and meet our key leaders. This is an important aspect as we believe it's important we learn from you as well as providing an opportunity for leaders to share their experiences with you;
  • Are able to develop an understanding of your role and how the university can support you to be successful

Please also visit the Learning and Development Programme webpage, when considering your future training and development needs or contact us:  For all development opportunities delivered by colleagues from across the university please access Horizon Learning.

Useful information for new employees

If you require information not available on this page please refer to other sections of the People Directorate Website.