Further information you might find useful when you start
To see what’s available, visit the benefits and discounts page. As well as holidays, maternity and paternity and sickness leave, there
There are three official campus trade unions: UCU, UNISON
If you're moving to Leeds to work at the University, we can help you with staff accommodation.
If you're coming to work at the University from another country, we have help and advice for international staff on the HR website and Relocate@Leeds.
If you're starting a research job with us, you might find the information on support for researchers useful.
Equality and inclusion
We are a multi-cultural community, valuing diversity, and determined to make sure:
- that we treat everyone fairly, with dignity and respect;
- that the opportunities we provide are open to everyone;
- that we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors.
We promote diversity and inclusiveness through a range of activities and initiatives, for example, we have childcare, prayer and contemplation facilities, a range of flexible working initiatives and a range of staff networks. Further information can be obtained from the Equality and Inclusion Unit.
As a new member of staff, you can request a mentor to support you here.
The University of Leeds is committed to reducing emissions and congestion and as such encourages staff, students and visitors to find sustainable travel options to get to the University. Parking at the University is limited, but staff can find out more about parking on campus, including for Blue Badge holders, on the Estates and Facilities website or by calling Car Parking on extension 35491 or by email at email@example.com.
Leeds has a compact city
Catering on campus
The main dining area in the University is the Refectory, next to the Student Union building. The Refectory sells a range of hot and cold food and is open seven days a week, and there are also a number of cafés on campus.
You can borrow books and other materials from any of the University libraries using your staff ID card, for up to three months if you’re support staff, and up to six months if you’re academic or
There are various sports facilities at the University, including The Edge which has a swimming pool, a state of the art gym, and fitness classes. There are different levels of membership, all at excellent rates.
Security of personal belongings
You need to take personal responsibility for all of your personal possessions or other property, including vehicles, which you bring onto the University premises. We don’t take responsibility for any personal items which are lost, stolen or damaged whilst on University premises.
Our code of practice on data protection is available here.