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 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.  It takes place over 2 days with 1 hour (approx) webinar session per day.

 

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 most recent series - Online Orientation Series Programme - February 2022  and scroll down to the end of this page to book.

The UCD Orientation Programme

Please note the below face to face 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. 

A copy of the presentations and other resources can be found here on Linkedin.

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.

Joining a new organisation can be both interesting and challenging. It can take time to settle in and find your way around.  Local induction, part of the UCD Orientation Process,  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 full potential 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.

Detailed checklists are available and these cover the pre-arrival period right up to the end of the employees first month.

The EDI in Higher Education eLearning programme is an interactive tailored online resource that provides UCD employees with an awareness of key equality and diversity topics in a University context. The self-paced programme is an essential overview of EDI principles and practices for new employees and comprises of four parts: 

  1. An introduction to Equality Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Recruitment and Selection
  3. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students in Teaching and Learning Settings
  4. Putting Policy into Practice

Find out more on the EDI website.

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 Faculty Induction event is aimed at all new academic employees and will provide an overview of the services and key personnel that you will need to know in the early stages of your academic life in UCD. We very much look forward to welcoming you as a faculty member to UCD.

The next Faculty Induction is planned for 6 Oct 2021.

 

To book your place please visit the UCD People Development Booking Centre

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.