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Welcome to The University of Manchester!

These pages will provide you with information about all the essential courses and training you need to help you settle into life here at the University of Manchester.  There are also links to more useful information about working at the University, supporting your wellbeing and additional induction information. 

If you have any further questions, please contact or call 0161 275 2525

Online and classroom training

Welcome event for all new staff

  • TIC1: University Welcome Event
    All new members of staff are invited to this short informal session where you will find out more about what it's like to work here at The University of Manchester. The session is led by a senior representative from Human Resources and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask any questions about the University, or your employment here.

    It also features a welcome from a senior colleague.

Key health and safety course for all newly appointed staff

  • THS1E: Online Health & Safety Induction (Staff)
    The Staff Health and Safety Induction course (THS1E) must be completed by all new members of staff and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Fire Awareness E Learning
    Fire brigades in the UK attend over 36,000 workplace fires a year. This session will cover the University's general procedures and arrangements in respect of fire and emergencies, guidance for emergency evacuation, and practical advice on how to avoid fires in the workplace and ensure safety if a fire does occur.
  • Office Safety E Learning
    The Office Safety Online course is designed to help staff of all levels identify and reduce the risks associated with the use of daily hazards in the workplace. By the end of this course candidates will have an understanding of the health implications associated with workstation ergonomics, manual handling, electrical safety, slips, trips and falls and how risks can be reduced.

In addition to the above courses your line manager or supervisor should support you with a local induction, completing the "Health and safety induction checklist" available in the "New starters induction information".

Export controls

Export Control

Export controls are measures implemented by the UK to regulate the transfer of certain items across borders in accordance with national security and international obligations. This awareness course is compulsory for all University research staff/students and research-related PS staff.

Information and Security & Data Protection

  • Information Security & Data Protection 

    This mandatory online training includes some cyber security best practice, covers key elements of data protection law and explains our obligations under the Freedom of Information legislation. For details of how to access the course go the Information Governance Training and Support page on StaffNet:

Diversity in the workplace training

An Introduction to Higher Education

This optional course has been designed to give an overview of the Higher Education sector. It is a great place to start to gain some background knowledge if you are new to the sector or would like to brush up on your knowledge. This course is not tracked and will not show on your learner record.