Within this section you will find useful information for all staff, some general and some related to Athena SWAN, such as University Policies, School Information and Initiatives and relevant links.

School Information

Here we will add in guidance notes and School initiatives which may be of interest.

School-specific information can be found here:



 PhD funding (Staff)  
 50-50 studentships (co-sponsored) Where a staff member has at least 50% funding from another source (e.g. industry) the School may be able to co-fund.  Please fill in the attached form to make a request.
Travel support fund for ECRs ECRs are those within 5 years of appointment to a lectureship and all eligible can apply for support to attend conferences.  Information and forms.
Carer Support Fund for Conferences  A fund to assist with care of children, parents/elders or other dependants for staff wishing to travel to conferences.  Information and forms.
Travel support fund for Teaching (Scholarship) appointments A fund for support to attend teaching-related events and conferences, aimed at those on Teaching (Scholarship) track.  Information and forms.
Post-leave Sabbaticals  For those who have had an extended break (6 months or more) from the University
 In-service sabbaticals  For those who, with the agreement of Heads of Discipline, wish to block teaching into one half-session
 Full Sabbaticals Taking over the College policy of allowing 6 months sabbatical. 
 Other information  
Health and Safety for all Health and Safety page:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/information/health-safety-530.php
Postdoctoral Academic Managers “Champions” for postdoctoral researchers.  Document outlining role and role of PIs can be found here.
Workload Spreadsheet Link coming soon.
Inclusive language  Advice on the use of inclusive language.

All staff must complete the Equality and Diversity training modules (including PDRAs).  All staff involved in teaching must additionally complete that module.  More information can be found here:


University-Level Information



Staff coming to Aberdeen – information www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here/new-starter-induction-110.php
HR information:
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Getting Started
  • Your Development
  • Holidays, Leave, Sickness absence
  • Benefits (Pay, Pensions)
  • Your Wellbeing

Equality and Diversity Training


Adoption, Maternity, Paternity, Co-maternity, Parental and Shared-parental Leave Information


Employee Wellbeing


Committees of the University


Promotions Information


Redeployment information (“Avoidance of Redundancy” for those on funding-limited contracts)


Equality and Diversity (University)