Faculty of Biological Sciences

Your first day in the Faculty of Biological Sciences

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Welcome! The following information should help your first day run smoothly:

First day tasks & induction

Your line manager will go through an induction checklist with you which will cover all of the information you need to know to do your job.

The Faculty Induction takes place every Tuesday, normally in Astbury level 11 Room A.

Please ensure that you have met your HR Representative to confirm the room and to receive an Induction Pack prior to attending.

Personal details
Check our self-service system to verify or update location, emergency contact and other details. Note: This requires your university username & password

Equality monitoring information
The Equality Policy Unit is always seeking to gain a better understanding of how employees from all different backgrounds are being treated at work, and an important way we do this is by gathering and analysing equality monitoring data (that is information on age, caring responsibilities, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief and sexual orientation).
We would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to update or complete your equality monitoring profile through the new ESS/MSS system.

The equality data is kept in an area of SAP which has exceptionally restricted access to ensure it's totally confidential. The information we collect will only be used for statistical analysis - none of it will enable individuals to be identified. We recognise that for some people the information requested may be sensitive and they may wish not to share this with us at present, so there is a 'Prefer not to answer' option for all questions. It does, however, help us to better understand staff experiences if people can complete as much of the information as possible.

To review and update your equality monitoring information, please access the ESS/MSS site using your IT login details, go to personal information and open the tab titled 'equality data'.

Many thanks for your time and support in this activity.

Staff Photo
It would be very helpful if new staff members could upload their pictures to our staff database, in order for their picture to feed through to any FBS intranet pages they may appear on, like the 'Contact' pages or 'Who's who' pages, as these link directly from our staff database. This then allows staff to see who people are making it easier to identify staff when entering open plan offices.

This is of course optional, but if you are interested and willing to upload your picture then please send your picture to the web support team; websupport@fbs.leeds.ac.uk who will be able to upload it for you.

University Self-Service system

The University self-service system allows you to view and update certain aspects of your personal and work related data, view payslips online (made available three days before pay day) and request annual leave. If you are a manager the system will also allow you to view and report on certain data relating to the employees you are responsible for, approve annual leave and request leave on an employee’s behalf.

When you log in for the first time you will need to check that your personal data is correct, in particular the personal work schedule you have been allocated, this is located in the Work Information area. If this seems incorrect please contact HR so that it can be amended as soon as possible.

Further information, FAQ and detailed user guides can be found here

IT Induction

The Faculty IT support team are based on Level 10 of the Garstang building (North). They should be the first point of contact for all IT enquiries and fault reporting.

Organisation

Our Faculty organisation chart will help you work out who you need to speak to in all areas of the faculty

What next?

This University expects all new staff to visit the 'Welcome to Leeds’ new staff pages where you can find links to useful information, which provides an important element of the overall induction of recently-appointed staff. More

You can also find information for booking onto our Introductory Programme for new starters, sessions are held a number of times during the academic year, to book a place please follow this link: 'New staff Introductory Programme'

Getting around

We are located near the city centre and the local signposting can be a bit tricky so please allow plenty of time to get here. The Faculty of Biological Sciences is located in the southern part of the University of Leeds campus. Look out for the green and white signposts on campus to help you find your way.

The University has an interactive map to help you

If you need directions, please check our location details and maps

Faculty key contacts

Mr Craig Jones, Human Resources assistant, 32250
Miss Rebecca Smith, IT Helpdesk Leader, 33105
Dr Paul Beal, Health & Safety, 37955 or 07901 940668
Ms Ruth Anderson Beck, Teaching Labs Manager, 32855

School of Biology key contacts

Miss Louisa Oates, PA to the Head of School and Human Resources contact, 32880
Mr Dave McCarroll, Health & Safety, 32883, mob 07939 533612
Mr Patrick Bourke, Research and Innovation Office, 36066
Mrs Christine Gibson, Research and Innovation Office, 38693
Ms Jennifer MacKenzie, Research and Innovation Office, 34704

School of Biomedical Sciences key contacts

Mrs Debbie Jones, PA to the Head of School and Human Resources contact, 34272
Mr Paul Drake, Health & Safety, 34321, mob 07446 845768
Mr Patrick Bourke, Research and Innovation Office, 36066
Mrs Christine Gibson, Research and Innovation Office, 38693
Ms Jennifer MacKenzie, Research and Innovation Office, 34704

School of Molecular & Cellular Biology key contacts

Mrs Jo Gorner, PA to the Head of School and Human Resources contact, 33115
Mr Paul Drake, Health & Safety, 34321, mob 07446 845768
Mr Patrick Bourke, Research and Innovation Office, 36066
Mrs Christine Gibson, Research and Innovation Office, 38693