This section of the website will provide links to useful information for people new to Cambridge as well as the Department. You will also find a lot of helpful information in the documentation you are given when beginning work here.
As this is intended to be an information resource, please contact us if the information you need is not here.
General welcome information from the University
- Comprehensive induction information on University website [new from July 2016]
- Human Resources Division information for new starters
- For academic, academic-related and research staff - Including contract research staff
- For employees coming from overseas
- Information on visas and immigration
- For visiting scholars
Services provided by the University
- Employee Self-Service : Log in with Raven to access payslips, sickness record &c
- Details of opportunities and benefits offered by the University of Cambridge to its members
- Human Resources Division information for staff
- Pay and benefits overview
- Advice and support services provided by various University agencies
- Childcare Office
- Pensions Office
- University Accommodation Office - It is recommended that those seeking accommodation in Cambridge obtain advice from the Accommodation Service regarding scams in the area
- : Short courses are offered by various bodies within the University. This hub aggregates them all
- A-Z list of University of Cambridge Policies and Procedures
Your induction - The University
- New induction portal on University website [new from July 2016]
Your induction - The Department of Genetics
- Information in your induction pack : Coming to the website soon!
- Safety induction documentation :
Useful information about this Department
- Key personnel - with phone numbers
- Who to contact if there's a problem [related to equipment buildings... or humans!]
- Know the name, but not the face? Photos of staff and graduate students are displayed on the wall outside the door to Reception. They are arranged alphabetically, but by floor. People who work in buildings other than the main Department are shown in a single separate sequence.
- - how to connect your laptop to the network, get a password, where you can print etc
- Talks and events listings - a good way to meet Department members and/or find out what they do!
- Useful links for PostDocs on our website - includes links for obtaining health care, on transportation, funding, etc - Helpful for non-Postdocs also!
Page updated 21 February 2017