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Staff Induction

Inductions are an important part of your integration within Liverpool Hope University, whilst helping you get to know the establishment, and your new environment. Starting a new job and adapting to new surroundings can be challenging but we always try to make your feel at home, starting from your first day.

The different types of induction are Corporate Induction Programme and Local Induction. Below is a breakdown of the different types of inductions you can expect to receive at the University. 

Staff Mandatory Corporate Induction Programme

Liverpool Hope University holds two Corporate Induction Programmes a year, these are in September and January. All staff should receive one of these inductions, however as they are only run twice year when you receive yours will be dependant on your start date. The sessions are mandatory and you will be contacted with details of the event nearer the time. If you have been at the university for longer than six months without an induction please contact Shauna Anton

The induction covers:

All these categories are involved in the Corporate Induction Programme, therefore if you have a long wait for yours, these links will help you become familiar with all the areas you will need as a new member of staff.

Local Induction

The local induction is usually undertaken with the new member of staff at the start of their employment by the Line Manager. Central to the process is the induction checklist which should be completed by the Inductee in conjunction with their Line Manager.

Local induction is an essential part of the induction programme that enables all new staff, or staff with a new role, to settle into the environment and become familiar with essential procedures, this will also help to understand the requirements of your role.

Who should have a local induction?

  • New part-time and full-time staff
  • Staff redeployed within the University
  • Staff taking on a new role within the University

Purpose of Induction

A good local induction brings numerous benefits that include:

  • helping new members of staff become familiar with their environment
  • helping new members of staff understand their role and responsibilities
  • clarifying mutual expectations of role and performance
  • providing new members of staff with access to the resources that they need to perform their job efficiently and effectively

This Induction Checklist‌ should help you and your manager identify what you need to discuss, and may help you draft some questions before hand, as this will make you aware of all the areas covered within the local induction.  

Role Specific Information 

For specific information concerning your role please look at the tabs above these provide details for new Academic and Support Staff. As well as useful information and tools for new managers. 

What to Expect On Your First Day FAQ's

Maps 

Have I given all my documents?

Staff ID

How do I log in?

Who do I report to?

I do not know Liverpool very well, is there anything I can read to help me learn more about the University and the city?

How do I get to and from the University?

Is there any parking facilities within the University?

Can I get a parking permit, and how much will it cost?

A first day at your new job can be nerve racking and difficult, however here at Liverpool Hope University we have put systems into place to make sure that your first day is enjoyable and welcoming.

Maps

This provides you with a Map of Hope Park Campus and a Map of the Creative Campus‌. Do not worry if you are not able to find your way, there are people situated on the front desk who can help you, and there is numerous people around the building who will be happy to help. 

Have I given in all of my documents?

This is essential as we need all of your documents to be able to set you up on the system this includes a copy of a relevant qualifications and your passport. Also all documents in the new starter pack such as your New Starter Form (Permanent)‌. These need to be handed into the Personnel Office on the first floor of the Gateway building. 

Staff ID

To collect your Staff ID please go to the personnel office, located in the Gateway building on the first floor, between the hours of 12-2, and they will be happy to produce you one. Depending on what job you are doing and what your role is will determine what type of access you have and in what areas. Everybody has access to the library however, you need your ID card to gain entrance, also all staff are able to take out books and have got access to all the online journals. 

How do I log in?

You will be given your log in details before you start, your username is your surname only the first six letter and your first initial so Joe Bloggs would be bloggsj@hope.ac.uk. This can sometimes differ however you will be informed of your log in and password before you start. I f you have any issues with your log in please contact the personnel reception desk on extension 3189 who will be happy to help.

Who do I report to?

When you first come to the university you will be given a Line Manager depending on your department and role. You will be told of who you are reporting to and where, if you are unsure just ask at the front desk and they will be happy to tell you the way. 

I do not know Liverpool very well, is there anything I can read to help me learn more about the University and the city?

Liverpool has vast wealth of culture and landmarks that are world renowned and spectacular to see. To help you get to know the University better, and Liverpool if you are from out of town, here is a Liverpool Hope University New Staff Guide

How do I get to and from the University? 

Also there is a variety of buses and trains to get to and from the University. 

Is there any parking facilities within the University?

There are ample parking spaces however there is a daily charge.

Can I get a parking permit, and how much will it cost?

Alternatively there is a parking pass available at the Online Store for members of staff. The cost of parking permit depends upon your grade, all prices are available at the online store. 

Academic Staff

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

As a new member of staff you are entering into an establishment with a rich and fascinating history. It may be useful for you to get to know more about us a a university, and to know that you, as a valued employee, will be contributing to the Universities history for years to come. 

There is also a Chaplaincy onsite where all staff is welcome to use all the facilities and services available. The motto of Hope University is Faith, Hope and Love taken from the words of St Paul. The University strives to lives by these three virtues. The chaplaincy team works with students and staff to try and live these values out in daily life.

To give you a helping hand, as you start and progress your development, we have compiled useful information and guides that may help you on your journey. There are a number of forms and policies you may want to acquaint yourself with that will be useful.

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Teaching and Student Support

A great place for resources is the Staff Development in Learning and Teaching which has excellent resources to help you with your development. There are useful resources on both teaching and learning methods. 

An excellent resource is Student Support, if you have students who need extra learning support there is information and guidance on this website. Also a useful document is the How to Access a List of Class Test Adjustments .

One of the most important and useful methods of teaching and developing is feedback. There is resources on how obtain feedback, from both your students, and your peers to identify your strengths and work on your weaknesses. 

Staff Development

We have a range of courses and events to help you with your development this includes courses on IT, Presentations and courses for PhD Supervisors.

Well-being

Liverpool Hope University offer a number of services to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. The type of service this offers is for:

Research Techniques

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University’s academic life and vision. It sustains and renews intellectual vitality within the staff and student academic community and plays an important role in the creation of a vibrant learning and teaching environment. Here are some links that you may find useful:

UK Funding Bodies

International Funding Bodies

Research Professional

Internal Documents

Academic Development

Electronic Submission System

Information for Research Supervisors

Contact Research

Research Excellence Framework

IT Links

The IT Services provides some useful guides to help you with all your technology needs from printers, to privacy policies, to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

 

Hope Online Store 

 

The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University. We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

 

Hope Online Store

 

Library Services

 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

 

Library Services

 

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

Health and Safety

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of Health and Safety

Teaching Techniques

Mobile Technologies

Mobile technology is becoming ubiquitous, and readily accessible. Most students enrolling in 2013 will have access to a smartphone or tablet computer capable of accessing the internet and running applications that could support their learning. This trend of abundant ownership and use of smartphones and tablets is set to increase. Along with this trend, is the opportunity to use mobile technologies to support and develop the learning of students. 

Blended Learning

Blended learning occurs through utilising traditional and online teaching. Students spend a significant amount of time accessing information, and in particular educational information, online. This trend in accessing information online provides opportunities to utilise popular means of information delivery, in addition to the time spent within lecture theatres and classrooms. This approach to learning and teaching combines and aligns learning undertaken in the lecture feature as well as opportunities created online.

Audio/ Video Feedback 

Multimodal feedback such as audio and video feedback are becoming popular in schools and universities. Feedback should be the means by which learners, with the assistance of experts and peers, and through their own reflection, forge a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills associated with a subject discipline. Transforming assessment practices providing audio and video feedback allow for the potential for conveniently accessed and personalised feedback. As such, audio and visual feedback can be accessed on a multitude of technologies such as MP3 players, iPods, smartphones and personal or workplace computers. 

SMARTboards

SMARTboards are available in every classroom in Liverpool Hope University. They are capable of being so much more than a whiteboard. SMARTboards are an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input in the same way as normal computer devices. Their potential to improve learning and teaching is underestimated and not well understood. The use of SMARTboards in seminars and workshops, if used as part of a “flipped classroom” can lead to higher levels of student engagement and interactively.

MOOCs

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. MOOC’s use the internet, multimedia technology and asynchronous communication to allow hundreds or even thousands of students to take a course remotely from any location in the world. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and more recently the Open University have between them hundreds of thousands of students enrolled to their MOOC’s, with full university credit granted on completion. MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community of staff and students.

Learning Techniques

E-Books

E-books are rapidly outgrowing sales of conventional paper media. Student can carry around hundreds of books on a single electronic device, access them remotely and manipulate content digitally. E-books can be read on computers, smartphones and other e-book readers such as iPads and Amazon Kindle’s.

E-Portfolios

E-Portfolios are places where students can electronically collect their work and ideas dynamically over the lifetime of a course. E-Portfolios can encourage students to become more critically reflective learners. Such work can include text, electronic files, multimedia, images, blog entries and hyperlinks. E-Portfolios are used as pedagogic tools to enhance and evolve learning and teaching styles, skills development and students’ reflective learning as well as supporting personal development and planning during progression through courses.

Blogs and Forums

Blogs are a major source of user-generated content on the internet. They are a quick, accessible and easy to make method which are a great way of giving students a wider audience to their assessed work. This results in students having access to multiple sources of feedback from peers rather tan just the one tutor, which in itself can lead to enhanced understanding and self-awareness. The shared environment allows students to view good places of assessed work produced by their peers, and by comparison with their own work, understand where the weaknesses highlighted in feedback on their own work lie. Students and tutors can develop their own blogging sites (on sites such as blogspot) that allow for multiple sources of feedback and the development of their understanding of subject matter. Twitter is a social media micro-blogging service, which is popular amongst students along with Facebook. Twitter is a great tool for sending and receiving short burst of information, normally relating to developing current stories gaining traction as well as development in other subject disciplines to groups of interested people. Twitter can be a useful learning and teaching tool in a Higher Education context as it has the potential to reach a wide audience. Online discussions (or Forums) can be used to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Discussion forums can be set up in Moodle and other platforms. 

Flipped Classrooms

“Flipping the Classroom”, is the process of diverting the content usually delivered by passive, “chalk and talk” methods to online media outside the classroom. There are vast resources on the internet (e.g. Kahn Academy) where students can access entire courses in their chosen subject. Flipping the classroom asks students to access this content before arriving at the classroom, freeing classroom time up for more interesting activities. Flipping the classroom is a form of blended learning so that lecturers can spend more time interacting with students instead of focusing on instruction. 

Learning Objects

Learning Objects (LO) are digital learning resources often found in learning repositories, which normally take the form of interactive workshops, lecture material and worksheets. Learning Object repositories are websites that serve as a holding place for collections of teaching and learning objects. Learning Objects are reusable, durable and accessible. They provide instructional content, practice based elements and assessments for smaller, self-contained units of learning which comprise a particular element of a course.

Higher Education Academy - Professional Recognition 

Liverpool Hope University has a policy of seeking professional recognition for its teaching staff and wishes to support colleagues in this area.  Colleagues who do not have a Higher Education teaching qualification and have at least two years teaching experience within HE are eligible to apply directly to the HEA for this recognition status.  The university will also cover the £200 fee associated with this process.

Higher Education Academy Information

For more information please visit the HEA website which provides all the information you need.  

Academic Role Profiles

 

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow

 

Lecturers Role Profile

 

Senior Lecturers Role Profile

 

Principal Lecturer Role Profile

 

Associate Professor Role Profile

 

Professor Role Profile

 

Support Staff

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

Liverpool Hope supports the professional and personal development of all members of staff. Whether you are in a clerical, secretarial, administrative, technical or a manual role there is a range of support available to you. We also provide support to staff in supervisory or management roles.

There are a range of seminars, development programmes, online courses and resources available. Many of the seminars have been designed to meet the needs of support staff and they cover different topic areas and skills.

If as a member of the Administrative Staff, you require any support on Minute taking skills, the Committee Secretariat are happy to provide guidance for any members of staff on the running, servicing and minute writing of committees. Below are some documents that may be useful.

There is a wide range of Courses and Events available to Support staff within Liverpool Hope University. Some of the courses include Minute Taking Training, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel: Level 1, 2, and 3, Data Protection Training and Fire Awareness Training. 

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Useful Documents

Minute Writing for Committee Meetings 

Guidance to Meeting Conduct

Sample Documents

Sample Agenda  

Sample Committee Minutes  

Useful Links 

IT Links

This provides a link to IT Services and some useful guide to help you with all you technology needs from printers to privacy policies to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

Well-being at Hope Links

This provides links to what services Liverpool Hope University offers to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. 
Mental Health

Physical Well-being 

Spiritual Well-being 

Social and Community Well-being 

Financial Well-being

Environment and Sustainability 

Well-being Events

Hope Online Store 

 The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University.  We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

Hope Online Store

Library Services 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

Library Services

Health and Safety 

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of Health and Safety

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

Support and Role Profiles

Grade 3 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 4 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 5 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 6 Administrator Role Profile

Catering Assistant Role Profile

Domestic Assistant Role Profile

Campus Operative Role Profile

 

 

New Managers

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

Liverpool hope prides itself on developing and enhancing people professionally and personally through our Staff Development programmes. This attitude filters all the way through the University and ultimately can only be achieved if everyone is aiming for the same missions and values and corporate plan

Developing the people around you by making them engaged and enthusiastic about the role they are performing is vital as a manager. A large percentage of employee's opinions of the University will depend on your actions through the advice and guidance that you provide them.

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Managers Toolkits

Managers Toolkit for Academic Recruitment 

Guidelines for Conducting Investigations

How to prepare for and run a disciplinary hearing

Useful Resources

The library is an amazing resource for managers and has both written and online material that could be beneficial towards your role. Here are just a few of the useful resources that are on offer:

Interviewing 

Interviewing Techniques for Managers 

Assessment methods in recruitment, selection & performance: a manager's guide to psychometric testing, interviews and assessment centres

Public Speaking

Speaking your mind: oral presentation and seminar skills

Presenting at conferences, seminars and meetings

SWOT 

Strategic thinking

Fundamentals of sustainable development

Essentials of organisational behaviour

Reports 

Study skills for managers

Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports

Communication 

Communicating for managerial effectiveness

Effective speaking: communicating in speech

Performance Management

Integrated Performance Management Strategy and Policy Framework

Performance Management 

Useful Links

Eligibility to Work in the UK and Responsibilities of Hope Managers

Employee Relations 

IT

IT Services and some useful guide to help you with all you technology needs from printers to privacy policies to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

Well-being at Hope Links

There are services on offer to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. 


Mental Health

Physical Well-being 

Spiritual Well-being 

Social and Community Well-being 

Financial Well-being

Environment and Sustainability 

Well-being Events

Hope Online Store

The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University.  We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

Hope Online Store

Library Services 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

Library Services

Health and Safety 

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of health and safety. This provides the link to all the Health and Safety pages.

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

 

 

 

FAQ's

Induction

When will I receive my Induction?

What happens if I do not receive an induction after six months?

First Day

How will I know where to go on my first day?

How do I get my staff ID card? 

Will I need my ID card?

Will I be able to log in on my first day?

What happens if my log in does not work?

As an employee do I receive any benefits or discounts?

How will I know my way around?

I am joining the University as an International Staff member is there any extra information I could know?

Pay and Pension

I have not been paid who do I contact?

I want to be enrolled onto the Pension Scheme?

Can I opt out of the Pension Scheme?

Forms and Policies

What do I do if I need a form?

How do I find out a specific policy? 

What if the form or policy I need is not there?

Training and Events 

How do I find out what courses I are on?

How can I find out about events across departments?

How do I know if the course is for me?

I have a training need but there is not a course for what I want to learn?

Travel

How do I get to and from the university?

Induction

When will I receive my Induction?

You will receive a Local Induction on your first day and a Corporate Induction within six months of starting the University.

What happens if I do not receive an induction after six months?

Please contact Shauna Anton in the personnel office.  

First Day

How will I know where to go on my first day?

You will be given instruction of where to go on your first day and if your are unsure of directions feel free to ask someone at the front desk who will be happy to assist you. 

How do I get my staff ID card?

You get your staff ID from the personnel office located on the first floor of the Gateway building between the hours of 12-2.

Will I need my ID card?

Yes there are certain parts of the building that require your card to gain access also it proves you are a member of the University.

Will I be able to log in on my first day?

Yes, you will be given your log in details and your password as soon as you are on the system.

What happens if my log in does not work?

Contact the Personnel Office who will be happy to assist you.

As an employee do I receive any benefits or discounts?

There are discounts and benefits available to employees of Hope University. 

How will I know my way around?

There will always be someone to help you either at the front desk. Here is a  to aid you. 

I am joining the University as an International Staff member is there any extra information I could know?

Yes there is useful guides and handouts for International staff to help you get to know the city and the University.

Pay and Pension

I have not been paid who do I contact?

If there is an issue with your pay then you need to contact the Finance department who will be happy to assist you. 

I want to be enrolled onto the Pension Scheme?

All employees are automatically enrolled onto the pension scheme which will begin on the second month of your employment.

Can I opt out of the Pension Scheme?

You can opt out of the Pension Scheme however, the first month will always come out but you will receive it back the next pay day. To opt out submit the form from the personnel office to Jane Fitzgerald who will process it for you. 

Forms and Policies

What do I do if I need a form? 

You can find all forms you need on the A-Z of Forms page.

How do I find out a specific policy? 

All policies are listed in alphabetical order and are downloadable.

What if the form or policy I need is not there?

Please contact the Personnel Office who will be happy to assist you. 

Training and Events 

How do I find out what courses I are on?

You can find out all the course that are on from the Staff Development Training Events page.

How can I find out about events across departments? 

You can find out all about every event from all departments on the events page. 

How do I know if the course is for me?

There is usually a breakdown of the event or course which informs you of the content. Also if it is for a specific department, level or qualification it will state beforehand. 

I have a training need but there is not a course for what I want to learn?

If you do not see the course you are interested in please contact Shauna Anton on antons@hope.ac.uk and we will do our best to provide for your training needs. 

Travel

How do I get to and from the university? 

There are ample parking spaces, however there is a daily charge. There is a parking pass available at the Online Store for members of staff. 

Also there is a variety of buses and trains to get to and from the University. 

 

 

 

Induction

Staff Induction

Inductions are an important part of your integration within Liverpool Hope University, whilst helping you get to know the establishment, and your new environment. Starting a new job and adapting to new surroundings can be challenging but we always try to make your feel at home, starting from your first day.

The different types of induction are Corporate Induction Programme and Local Induction. Below is a breakdown of the different types of inductions you can expect to receive at the University. 

Staff Mandatory Corporate Induction Programme

Liverpool Hope University holds two Corporate Induction Programmes a year, these are in September and January. All staff should receive one of these inductions, however as they are only run twice year when you receive yours will be dependant on your start date. The sessions are mandatory and you will be contacted with details of the event nearer the time. If you have been at the university for longer than six months without an induction please contact Shauna Anton

The induction covers:

All these categories are involved in the Corporate Induction Programme, therefore if you have a long wait for yours, these links will help you become familiar with all the areas you will need as a new member of staff.

Local Induction

The local induction is usually undertaken with the new member of staff at the start of their employment by the Line Manager. Central to the process is the induction checklist which should be completed by the Inductee in conjunction with their Line Manager.

Local induction is an essential part of the induction programme that enables all new staff, or staff with a new role, to settle into the environment and become familiar with essential procedures, this will also help to understand the requirements of your role.

Who should have a local induction?

  • New part-time and full-time staff
  • Staff redeployed within the University
  • Staff taking on a new role within the University

Purpose of Induction

A good local induction brings numerous benefits that include:

  • helping new members of staff become familiar with their environment
  • helping new members of staff understand their role and responsibilities
  • clarifying mutual expectations of role and performance
  • providing new members of staff with access to the resources that they need to perform their job efficiently and effectively

This Induction Checklist‌ should help you and your manager identify what you need to discuss, and may help you draft some questions before hand, as this will make you aware of all the areas covered within the local induction.  

Role Specific Information 

For specific information concerning your role please look at the tabs above these provide details for new Academic and Support Staff. As well as useful information and tools for new managers. 

What to Expect On Your First Day FAQ's

Maps 

Have I given all my documents?

Staff ID

How do I log in?

Who do I report to?

I do not know Liverpool very well, is there anything I can read to help me learn more about the University and the city?

How do I get to and from the University?

Is there any parking facilities within the University?

Can I get a parking permit, and how much will it cost?

A first day at your new job can be nerve racking and difficult, however here at Liverpool Hope University we have put systems into place to make sure that your first day is enjoyable and welcoming.

Maps

This provides you with a Map of Hope Park Campus and a Map of the Creative Campus‌. Do not worry if you are not able to find your way, there are people situated on the front desk who can help you, and there is numerous people around the building who will be happy to help. 

Have I given in all of my documents?

This is essential as we need all of your documents to be able to set you up on the system this includes a copy of a relevant qualifications and your passport. Also all documents in the new starter pack such as your New Starter Form (Permanent)‌. These need to be handed into the Personnel Office on the first floor of the Gateway building. 

Staff ID

To collect your Staff ID please go to the personnel office, located in the Gateway building on the first floor, between the hours of 12-2, and they will be happy to produce you one. Depending on what job you are doing and what your role is will determine what type of access you have and in what areas. Everybody has access to the library however, you need your ID card to gain entrance, also all staff are able to take out books and have got access to all the online journals. 

How do I log in?

You will be given your log in details before you start, your username is your surname only the first six letter and your first initial so Joe Bloggs would be bloggsj@hope.ac.uk. This can sometimes differ however you will be informed of your log in and password before you start. I f you have any issues with your log in please contact the personnel reception desk on extension 3189 who will be happy to help.

Who do I report to?

When you first come to the university you will be given a Line Manager depending on your department and role. You will be told of who you are reporting to and where, if you are unsure just ask at the front desk and they will be happy to tell you the way. 

I do not know Liverpool very well, is there anything I can read to help me learn more about the University and the city?

Liverpool has vast wealth of culture and landmarks that are world renowned and spectacular to see. To help you get to know the University better, and Liverpool if you are from out of town, here is a Liverpool Hope University New Staff Guide

How do I get to and from the University? 

Also there is a variety of buses and trains to get to and from the University. 

Is there any parking facilities within the University?

There are ample parking spaces however there is a daily charge.

Can I get a parking permit, and how much will it cost?

Alternatively there is a parking pass available at the Online Store for members of staff. The cost of parking permit depends upon your grade, all prices are available at the online store. 

Academic Staff

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

As a new member of staff you are entering into an establishment with a rich and fascinating history. It may be useful for you to get to know more about us a a university, and to know that you, as a valued employee, will be contributing to the Universities history for years to come. 

There is also a Chaplaincy onsite where all staff is welcome to use all the facilities and services available. The motto of Hope University is Faith, Hope and Love taken from the words of St Paul. The University strives to lives by these three virtues. The chaplaincy team works with students and staff to try and live these values out in daily life.

To give you a helping hand, as you start and progress your development, we have compiled useful information and guides that may help you on your journey. There are a number of forms and policies you may want to acquaint yourself with that will be useful.

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Teaching and Student Support

A great place for resources is the Staff Development in Learning and Teaching which has excellent resources to help you with your development. There are useful resources on both teaching and learning methods. 

An excellent resource is Student Support, if you have students who need extra learning support there is information and guidance on this website. Also a useful document is the How to Access a List of Class Test Adjustments .

One of the most important and useful methods of teaching and developing is feedback. There is resources on how obtain feedback, from both your students, and your peers to identify your strengths and work on your weaknesses. 

Staff Development

We have a range of courses and events to help you with your development this includes courses on IT, Presentations and courses for PhD Supervisors.

Well-being

Liverpool Hope University offer a number of services to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. The type of service this offers is for:

Research Techniques

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University’s academic life and vision. It sustains and renews intellectual vitality within the staff and student academic community and plays an important role in the creation of a vibrant learning and teaching environment. Here are some links that you may find useful:

UK Funding Bodies

International Funding Bodies

Research Professional

Internal Documents

Academic Development

Electronic Submission System

Information for Research Supervisors

Contact Research

Research Excellence Framework

IT Links

The IT Services provides some useful guides to help you with all your technology needs from printers, to privacy policies, to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

 

Hope Online Store 

 

The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University. We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

 

Hope Online Store

 

Library Services

 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

 

Library Services

 

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

Health and Safety

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of Health and Safety

Teaching Techniques

Mobile Technologies

Mobile technology is becoming ubiquitous, and readily accessible. Most students enrolling in 2013 will have access to a smartphone or tablet computer capable of accessing the internet and running applications that could support their learning. This trend of abundant ownership and use of smartphones and tablets is set to increase. Along with this trend, is the opportunity to use mobile technologies to support and develop the learning of students. 

Blended Learning

Blended learning occurs through utilising traditional and online teaching. Students spend a significant amount of time accessing information, and in particular educational information, online. This trend in accessing information online provides opportunities to utilise popular means of information delivery, in addition to the time spent within lecture theatres and classrooms. This approach to learning and teaching combines and aligns learning undertaken in the lecture feature as well as opportunities created online.

Audio/ Video Feedback 

Multimodal feedback such as audio and video feedback are becoming popular in schools and universities. Feedback should be the means by which learners, with the assistance of experts and peers, and through their own reflection, forge a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills associated with a subject discipline. Transforming assessment practices providing audio and video feedback allow for the potential for conveniently accessed and personalised feedback. As such, audio and visual feedback can be accessed on a multitude of technologies such as MP3 players, iPods, smartphones and personal or workplace computers. 

SMARTboards

SMARTboards are available in every classroom in Liverpool Hope University. They are capable of being so much more than a whiteboard. SMARTboards are an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input in the same way as normal computer devices. Their potential to improve learning and teaching is underestimated and not well understood. The use of SMARTboards in seminars and workshops, if used as part of a “flipped classroom” can lead to higher levels of student engagement and interactively.

MOOCs

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. MOOC’s use the internet, multimedia technology and asynchronous communication to allow hundreds or even thousands of students to take a course remotely from any location in the world. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and more recently the Open University have between them hundreds of thousands of students enrolled to their MOOC’s, with full university credit granted on completion. MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community of staff and students.

Learning Techniques

E-Books

E-books are rapidly outgrowing sales of conventional paper media. Student can carry around hundreds of books on a single electronic device, access them remotely and manipulate content digitally. E-books can be read on computers, smartphones and other e-book readers such as iPads and Amazon Kindle’s.

E-Portfolios

E-Portfolios are places where students can electronically collect their work and ideas dynamically over the lifetime of a course. E-Portfolios can encourage students to become more critically reflective learners. Such work can include text, electronic files, multimedia, images, blog entries and hyperlinks. E-Portfolios are used as pedagogic tools to enhance and evolve learning and teaching styles, skills development and students’ reflective learning as well as supporting personal development and planning during progression through courses.

Blogs and Forums

Blogs are a major source of user-generated content on the internet. They are a quick, accessible and easy to make method which are a great way of giving students a wider audience to their assessed work. This results in students having access to multiple sources of feedback from peers rather tan just the one tutor, which in itself can lead to enhanced understanding and self-awareness. The shared environment allows students to view good places of assessed work produced by their peers, and by comparison with their own work, understand where the weaknesses highlighted in feedback on their own work lie. Students and tutors can develop their own blogging sites (on sites such as blogspot) that allow for multiple sources of feedback and the development of their understanding of subject matter. Twitter is a social media micro-blogging service, which is popular amongst students along with Facebook. Twitter is a great tool for sending and receiving short burst of information, normally relating to developing current stories gaining traction as well as development in other subject disciplines to groups of interested people. Twitter can be a useful learning and teaching tool in a Higher Education context as it has the potential to reach a wide audience. Online discussions (or Forums) can be used to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Discussion forums can be set up in Moodle and other platforms. 

Flipped Classrooms

“Flipping the Classroom”, is the process of diverting the content usually delivered by passive, “chalk and talk” methods to online media outside the classroom. There are vast resources on the internet (e.g. Kahn Academy) where students can access entire courses in their chosen subject. Flipping the classroom asks students to access this content before arriving at the classroom, freeing classroom time up for more interesting activities. Flipping the classroom is a form of blended learning so that lecturers can spend more time interacting with students instead of focusing on instruction. 

Learning Objects

Learning Objects (LO) are digital learning resources often found in learning repositories, which normally take the form of interactive workshops, lecture material and worksheets. Learning Object repositories are websites that serve as a holding place for collections of teaching and learning objects. Learning Objects are reusable, durable and accessible. They provide instructional content, practice based elements and assessments for smaller, self-contained units of learning which comprise a particular element of a course.

Higher Education Academy - Professional Recognition 

Liverpool Hope University has a policy of seeking professional recognition for its teaching staff and wishes to support colleagues in this area.  Colleagues who do not have a Higher Education teaching qualification and have at least two years teaching experience within HE are eligible to apply directly to the HEA for this recognition status.  The university will also cover the £200 fee associated with this process.

Higher Education Academy Information

For more information please visit the HEA website which provides all the information you need.  

Academic Role Profiles

 

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow

 

Lecturers Role Profile

 

Senior Lecturers Role Profile

 

Principal Lecturer Role Profile

 

Associate Professor Role Profile

 

Professor Role Profile

 

Support Staff

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

Liverpool Hope supports the professional and personal development of all members of staff. Whether you are in a clerical, secretarial, administrative, technical or a manual role there is a range of support available to you. We also provide support to staff in supervisory or management roles.

There are a range of seminars, development programmes, online courses and resources available. Many of the seminars have been designed to meet the needs of support staff and they cover different topic areas and skills.

If as a member of the Administrative Staff, you require any support on Minute taking skills, the Committee Secretariat are happy to provide guidance for any members of staff on the running, servicing and minute writing of committees. Below are some documents that may be useful.

There is a wide range of Courses and Events available to Support staff within Liverpool Hope University. Some of the courses include Minute Taking Training, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel: Level 1, 2, and 3, Data Protection Training and Fire Awareness Training. 

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Useful Documents

Minute Writing for Committee Meetings 

Guidance to Meeting Conduct

Sample Documents

Sample Agenda  

Sample Committee Minutes  

Useful Links 

IT Links

This provides a link to IT Services and some useful guide to help you with all you technology needs from printers to privacy policies to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

Well-being at Hope Links

This provides links to what services Liverpool Hope University offers to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. 
Mental Health

Physical Well-being 

Spiritual Well-being 

Social and Community Well-being 

Financial Well-being

Environment and Sustainability 

Well-being Events

Hope Online Store 

 The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University.  We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

Hope Online Store

Library Services 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

Library Services

Health and Safety 

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of Health and Safety

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

Support and Role Profiles

Grade 3 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 4 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 5 Administrator Role Profile

Grade 6 Administrator Role Profile

Catering Assistant Role Profile

Domestic Assistant Role Profile

Campus Operative Role Profile

 

 

New Managers

Welcome to Liverpool Hope University, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at the University. 

Liverpool hope prides itself on developing and enhancing people professionally and personally through our Staff Development programmes. This attitude filters all the way through the University and ultimately can only be achieved if everyone is aiming for the same missions and values and corporate plan

Developing the people around you by making them engaged and enthusiastic about the role they are performing is vital as a manager. A large percentage of employee's opinions of the University will depend on your actions through the advice and guidance that you provide them.

This page provides you with information and links, to aid you in your employment and development, to the following areas:

Managers Toolkits

Managers Toolkit for Academic Recruitment 

Guidelines for Conducting Investigations

How to prepare for and run a disciplinary hearing

Useful Resources

The library is an amazing resource for managers and has both written and online material that could be beneficial towards your role. Here are just a few of the useful resources that are on offer:

Interviewing 

Interviewing Techniques for Managers 

Assessment methods in recruitment, selection & performance: a manager's guide to psychometric testing, interviews and assessment centres

Public Speaking

Speaking your mind: oral presentation and seminar skills

Presenting at conferences, seminars and meetings

SWOT 

Strategic thinking

Fundamentals of sustainable development

Essentials of organisational behaviour

Reports 

Study skills for managers

Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports

Communication 

Communicating for managerial effectiveness

Effective speaking: communicating in speech

Performance Management

Integrated Performance Management Strategy and Policy Framework

Performance Management 

Useful Links

Eligibility to Work in the UK and Responsibilities of Hope Managers

Employee Relations 

IT

IT Services and some useful guide to help you with all you technology needs from printers to privacy policies to locations of all the computers for staff and student use. 

IT User Guides

 

 

IT Policy 

 

Printing Tips

Well-being at Hope Links

There are services on offer to take care of your well-being both spiritually and mentally. 


Mental Health

Physical Well-being 

Spiritual Well-being 

Social and Community Well-being 

Financial Well-being

Environment and Sustainability 

Well-being Events

Hope Online Store

The Online Store provides a secure and easy to use pathway for purchasing good and services from the University.  We accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard credit/debit cards, Visa Electron) with the exception of American Express. In this store you can purchase Student Strive Fitness Centre Membership, Replacement Certificates, Copies of Qualifications Certificates and tickets to some of Hope's events and conferences.

Hope Online Store

Library Services 

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

Library Services

Health and Safety 

Liverpool Hope University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff at work and of students, visitors and others by continuous improvement in standards of health and safety. This provides the link to all the Health and Safety pages.

Policy and Forms

All A-Z of Policies and Forms that the University has in place are accessible from the Personnel Department.

 

 

 

FAQ's

Induction

When will I receive my Induction?

What happens if I do not receive an induction after six months?

First Day

How will I know where to go on my first day?

How do I get my staff ID card? 

Will I need my ID card?

Will I be able to log in on my first day?

What happens if my log in does not work?

As an employee do I receive any benefits or discounts?

How will I know my way around?

I am joining the University as an International Staff member is there any extra information I could know?

Pay and Pension

I have not been paid who do I contact?

I want to be enrolled onto the Pension Scheme?

Can I opt out of the Pension Scheme?

Forms and Policies

What do I do if I need a form?

How do I find out a specific policy? 

What if the form or policy I need is not there?

Training and Events 

How do I find out what courses I are on?

How can I find out about events across departments?

How do I know if the course is for me?

I have a training need but there is not a course for what I want to learn?

Travel

How do I get to and from the university?

Induction

When will I receive my Induction?

You will receive a Local Induction on your first day and a Corporate Induction within six months of starting the University.

What happens if I do not receive an induction after six months?

Please contact Shauna Anton in the personnel office.  

First Day

How will I know where to go on my first day?

You will be given instruction of where to go on your first day and if your are unsure of directions feel free to ask someone at the front desk who will be happy to assist you. 

How do I get my staff ID card?

You get your staff ID from the personnel office located on the first floor of the Gateway building between the hours of 12-2.

Will I need my ID card?

Yes there are certain parts of the building that require your card to gain access also it proves you are a member of the University.

Will I be able to log in on my first day?

Yes, you will be given your log in details and your password as soon as you are on the system.

What happens if my log in does not work?

Contact the Personnel Office who will be happy to assist you.

As an employee do I receive any benefits or discounts?

There are discounts and benefits available to employees of Hope University. 

How will I know my way around?

There will always be someone to help you either at the front desk. Here is a  to aid you. 

I am joining the University as an International Staff member is there any extra information I could know?

Yes there is useful guides and handouts for International staff to help you get to know the city and the University.

Pay and Pension

I have not been paid who do I contact?

If there is an issue with your pay then you need to contact the Finance department who will be happy to assist you. 

I want to be enrolled onto the Pension Scheme?

All employees are automatically enrolled onto the pension scheme which will begin on the second month of your employment.

Can I opt out of the Pension Scheme?

You can opt out of the Pension Scheme however, the first month will always come out but you will receive it back the next pay day. To opt out submit the form from the personnel office to Jane Fitzgerald who will process it for you. 

Forms and Policies

What do I do if I need a form? 

You can find all forms you need on the A-Z of Forms page.

How do I find out a specific policy? 

All policies are listed in alphabetical order and are downloadable.

What if the form or policy I need is not there?

Please contact the Personnel Office who will be happy to assist you. 

Training and Events 

How do I find out what courses I are on?

You can find out all the course that are on from the Staff Development Training Events page.

How can I find out about events across departments? 

You can find out all about every event from all departments on the events page. 

How do I know if the course is for me?

There is usually a breakdown of the event or course which informs you of the content. Also if it is for a specific department, level or qualification it will state beforehand. 

I have a training need but there is not a course for what I want to learn?

If you do not see the course you are interested in please contact Shauna Anton on antons@hope.ac.uk and we will do our best to provide for your training needs. 

Travel

How do I get to and from the university? 

There are ample parking spaces, however there is a daily charge. There is a parking pass available at the Online Store for members of staff. 

Also there is a variety of buses and trains to get to and from the University.