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Guidance on new starters and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

23 Mar 2020

Updated guidance from Human Resources Operations

This advice is correct at the time of publication of this news article.

If you have health concerns then you should refer to the NHS website, however to make other queries regarding the current situation you can email

The Directorate of Human Resources will endeavour to continue to provide professional and timely information and services for colleagues during this period. Here is some guidance on key HR matters.

You can also find a range of HR related information on our StaffNet site.

New Starters

Where new starters have been issued with a contract of employment and/or have agreed a start date, these will be honoured. Recruiting managers will be contacted regarding new starters that do not meet this criteria and therefore the processing of their employment will be paused. Recruitingmanagers will be asked to notify these prospective colleagues about the pausing of the recruitment process.

New Starters – Graduate Teaching Assistants

Where a contract of employment has been signed and returned and we are awaiting start dates to be confirmed, these will be processed in the usual way. Any contracts of employment that have not been returned will be postponed until further notice.

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