Welcome to the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Before you arrive

Key policies and procedures, information for your first day and benefits to be aware of.

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Your first day

Information to help your first day run smoothly.

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Useful information

Payroll & pensions details and other information to help you in your first few months.

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Dear Colleague

I am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty.  You join us at an exciting time as we progress towards our aim of providing first class, internationally recognised and innovative research and teaching.  

In support of the above, the Faculty views its staff as its single most important resource available.  We are committed to providing a dynamic working and learning environment, where every colleague is valued for their contribution.  I hope that your time here is both productive scientifically and of course, enjoyable.

I hope you are excited to be employed at such a large organisation as ours.  I recognise it takes time to settle in, find your way around, and learn all our names. Hopefully with the support of our vigorous and enthusiastic induction programme, you will settle in quickly.

Although we are a large Faculty, I think you will find this a friendly and supportive environment in which to work.

As Dean, I am committed to an environment where all our colleagues can feel proud of the Faculty and their roles within it, in the knowledge that we have all contributed towards our success.

With very best wishes for your future with us!

Professor Karen Birch
Executive Dean

Key Faculty Staff Profiles:

Professor Karen Birch (Executive Dean)
Professor Aysha Divan (Pro-Dean Student Education)
Professor Andrew Macdonald (Pro-Dean Research & Innovation)
Professor Ian Wood (Pro-Dean International)
Dr Darren Tomlinson (Interim Head of School of Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Professor Rich Callaghan (Head of School of Biomedical Sciences)
Professor Stefan Kepinski (Head of School of Biology)