Your first day
In your first week, staff will meet with a member of our HR team, who will provide you with:
- your contract of employment to be signed,
- induction materials,
- your University card, which is a form of identification and will enable you to access department buildings,
- details of how to access your computer and the departmental network in addition to information about your Single Sign-On (SSO), which grants you access to the University's IT facilities, including email,
- information about health and safety.
A member of your team will help you to get settled in, and in your first few days you'll get a tour of the office and the opportunity to meet your team. Your first day is the day to get to know your workplace and familiarise yourself with our IT systems, health and safety procedures, security and evacuation.
Your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) account entitles you to use all University resources provided by IT Services and many others run by other parts of the University. This account gives you access to multiple services with a single login and it is sometimes called simply your SSO account. It is different from your desktop login, which is based on your name.
Accessing your emails
Once your SSO is set-up, you can access your emails and calendar quickly and easily with this quick-start guide to Nexus365.
Accessing the network
Once your University card has been issued, you will be able to apply for a MSD IT Network account. This will enable you to log-on to a PC and access our shared drives. Your line-manager or a member of our HR team may have already requested this for you so you may wish to follow-up with them first. You can also discuss accessing network drives with your line manager.
TRANSPORT TO AND FROM WORK
The University website provides details of help with loans for bus/train passes and bikes.
The University's Science Transit Shuttle serves the South Parks Road campus, the JR Hospital, and other key areas in Oxford, and can be used for University business or commuting (pre-registration required).
For those arriving on bike, the Department has a number of bicycle racks around our buildings for your use, including a locked shed located to the side of the Radcliffe Primary Care Building. You can also borrow one of our department-owned bikes from Reception in the RPC Building.