Supporting New Starters in UCD

People & Organisation Development aim to provide information to help new staff & faculty become familiar with the University and their new role. We also aim to assist managers to support that process effectively through the following induction and orientation programmes. 

 

Online Orientation Series 

 

To support you at this time, an online Orientation Programme comprising of two 1-hour webinar sessions is now available for new or recently joined employees. The programme provides information on the UCD strategy, structure and some key services which will help to settle you into working life in UCD.  

 

In addition, we advise that you visit the Work@UCD website and the UCD Onboarding page for comprehensive information relating to your first months in UCD.

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To comply with the various health advisories, UCD Staff are currently working remotely. In order to support you during this time, we have published a bespoke guide which provides a one-stop-shop guide to newly drafted materials and tips including adjusting to the ‘new normal’, your home working space and maintaining your wellbeing.

Online Orientation Series

To support you at this time, an online Orientation Programme comprising of two 1-hour webinar sessions is now available for new or recently joined employees. The programme provides information on the UCD strategy, structure and some key services which will help to settle you into working life in UCD.  For more information on what is covered at the sessions please see the programme for the recent series in February 2021 - Online Orientation Series Programme  and scroll down to the end of this page to book.

The UCD Orientation Programme

Please note this programme will not be held for the moment due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

The UCD Orientation Programme for New Employees is a half day programme offered to all employees who have recently joined UCD.  

It provides participants with information on payroll, benefits, strategy, organisational structure and services across the University. An important element of the programme is the opportunity it provides to meet with fellow colleagues from across the University for future support and collaboration. 

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

Presentations:

UCD Orientation Agenda Feb 2021

UCD in Context Feb 2021

Induction Probation P4G Feb 2021

UCD Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Feb 2021

UCD Culture & Engagement Feb 2021 

UCD Estate Services & SIRC

UCD Library

UCD Research

UCD IT Services

UCD HR Feb 2021

UCD Registry Feb 2021

UCD Bursar's Office

UCD Education & Academic Affairs Feb 2021

Healthy UCD

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

Joining a new organisation can be both interesting and challenging. It can take time to settle in and find your way around.  Local induction refers to the role specific induction process that takes place when an employee member joins the University.  This process equips the staff member with the necessary information to participate fully in their new role.

Your Manager or Head of School/Unit has responsibility for managing and coordinating local induction. The Induction Process is an important way of ensuring that the new staff member and the school/unit derive real benefit from their appointment. The aim is to enable the staff member to perform to their fullpotential as soon as possible.

A successful programme will involve a team approach and will give the new staff member the opportunity to meet their colleagues and to gain an understanding of the role of every member of the team.

Here are some useful resources that will help you in your first weeks:

This one hour lunchtime seminar is aimed at all employees who have commenced work in UCD within the last few months and who are members of the Single Public Service Scheme.

All new entrants to pensionable public service employment on or after 1 January 2013 are, in general, members of the Single Scheme.

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

 Additional Resource:

The next Faculty Induction is planned for Oct/Nov 2021

 

Some useful links: 

Research: 

UCD Research Portal 

Setting up your Research Profile  (RMS)

Link to Research Professional training 

 

T&L: 

UCD Teaching & Learning 

 

HR:

Probation 

Faculty Development Framework

P4G

Promotion 

 

 

This development programme is specifically for Assistant Professors.

For further information, see the dedicated Newly Appointed Assistant Professors Development Programme page. 

There are a wide range of resources and supports available to you throughout your career with UCD. Below are some useful links to aid you in becoming familiar with the University and your new role.