Happy, healthy and ready for work
The Department takes everyone’s health and well-being seriously and we’re lucky that the University offers a wide range of services which we encourage you to investigate.
You should do these checks to make sure your work station is set up correctly to avoid injury, and perhaps have a look at more general lifestyle advice for health and much more here. You might also like to have a look at the courses on offer from the Learning Institute on various well-being topics such as managing stress, mindfulness and assertiveness.
Health & Safety
Please make sure you visit our Health & Safety pages for more information on what to do in an emergency, who your key contacts are, the health and safety induction and much more.
Living in Oxford
Visit Living in Oxford for an extensive list of what’s on and available to University staff.
The holiday entitlement is based on 38 days inclusive of 8 public holidays (pro rata if part-time).
Please contact HR if you have queries about your specific entitlement.
The University operates three generous pension schemes, your eligibility for the schemes will be determined by your job role and contract type.
For more information about your own situation and entitlement please visit the pensions pages.
Probation Review & PDR
As a department we have moved the probation and performance development review (PDR) process to an online form system. When you start your line manager will go through this system to set your objectives for your probationary period. You will then have a mid and end of probationary period review before being confirmed in post.