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Welcome to our new Staff Guide

12 December 2018

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Our brand new Staff Guide webpages are launched today (Wednesday 12 December).

The new Guide signposts you to essential staff information, in easy-to-search categories, such as:

  • Getting Started
  • Employment and Benefits
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Day-to-Day Support
  • Teaching and Research
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • On Campus

You will also see an A-Z section that lists some of the things we find difficult to locate at times – including University policies and regulations, and forms, as well as a How do I? of common staff queries, from claiming expenses to booking a meeting.

The new Guide has been developed following a key recommendation from the Simplifying Kent Internal Project Phase One that we need to find a better way of signposting colleagues to key information.

A team, led by Wendy Raeside and Etienne Donzelot in Corporate Communications, have therefore spent much of the past year developing an alternative to our Campus Online webpages. They have been working closely with colleagues in other key Kent teams, such as WebDev in IS and HR, to ensure the new pages contain everything you need to know about working at Kent.

A major feature is the new Search function which, in the first instance, is limited to information contained with the Staff Guide pages, and should help you find the key information you're looking for.

There are also prominent links to key services for staff, including Campus News (linking to news on the former Campus Online pages), Online Directory, Your Emails and Staff Connect.

Lower down the home page, you will see highlights of latest staff interest stories, again with links to latest News Centre/Campus News stories.

The Staff Guide is very much a work in progress and we will be continuing to make amends and updates on a regular basis

Please take a look and, if you find anything that isn't clear or needs updating, let us know by emailing

We hope you enjoy using the new Staff Guide!

Etienne Donzelot and Wendy Raeside, Corporate Communications

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