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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Staff Handbook and Training Log
The New Staff Handbook is available to view or download, it is a very useful booklet for a new staff member.
At the time of appointment, a new staff should receive a copy of this booklet in their induction pack from the Human Resources Office. The handbook is also available as gaeilge (the as gaeilge version is currently being updated).
New staff members can view and log all mandatory and recommended training in their New Starter Training Log 2022 (Word version) / New Starter Training Log 2022 (PDF version). Please complete and return to email@example.com so that we can update your employee file.
We have also recently updated our Commencing Employment in Ireland - Advice for new employees, which is particularly useful for new staff who are settling in Galway from overseas.
A centralised induction is held for new staff members to the University. The programme provides new staff with the opportunity to hear about the University's structure, governance, and strategy. It aims to be an informative and engaging event for new staff with the opportunity to meet new colleagues and ask questions of existing staff.
The next centralised inductions for new staff are set to be on 15th September, 20th October, and 01st December 2022.
The local induction is held at Unit/School level and provided to new staff members by their local induction coordinator (the coordinator is identified to the new staff member at offer stage by the HR office) on their first day. The local induction is to assist the new staff member in familiarising him/herself with their work environment, colleagues and the practical details when starting a new position, i.e. office/desk space, location of photocopier, etc.
A well-planned and executed induction should:
- make new members of staff feel welcome
- provide an introduction to the University
- give an insight into other people’s jobs
- provide essential background information to assist new members of staff with their own work
- clarify job expectations and initial objectives
Head of Unit's Role
The Head of Unit's role is to ensure the induction meets these requirements so that every new member of staff has a strong start in their new role and feels part of their new team as soon as possible.
In nominating an Induction Coordinator, the Head of Unit must ensure the induction coordinator has all the knowledge required to carry out the induction properly.
Induction Coordinator's Role
The Induction coordinator is a point of contact for the new appointee and their role is to make the transition of starting a new job in NUI Galway as smooth as possible.
Below are guidelines to assist the coordinator in the induction of a new staff member into the Unit.
Induction Evaluation Form
Click here for the Induction Evaluation Form
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Guidelines for the Induction Coordinator PDF (14.2 MB)
Guidelines for the Head of Unit when inducting new staff members PDF (14.2 MB)
Staff Handbook PDF (14.2 MB)