• New Employees FAQs

FAQs New Starts – Prior to First Day

Where can I find a map of the campus?

You can access a map of the GCU campus in our How to Find Us section.

Where should I report to on my first day?

Please report to People Services at 9.30am on your first day for your New Start Meeting, which forms part of your staff induction. Your Line Manager should liaise with you directly to confirm where and to who to report to following your new start meeting.

What is the induction process at GCU?

The Induction process consists of:  a new start meeting at People Services on your first day, a Departmental Induction and the Core Induction Programme.

New Academic members of staff are welcome to carry out our online orientation prior to their start date. Please note you may be required to set up a blackboard account to do this.

Why is it important for me to bring in my passport and qualifications to People Services?

People Services are required by law to check your eligibility to work in the UK prior to you beginning employment at GCU and so we must verify your original passport and other associated documents before making a copy to keep confidentially on file.

Your qualification is needed for HESA recording purposes and again we are required to verify the original document before making a copy to keep confidentially on file.

These documents must be provided in order to meet the conditions that are placed on your offer of employment.

When will I be paid?

When you return your signed terms and conditions along with your employee profile form People Services will forward your bank details to payroll on your behalf.

The payroll cut-off date is the 10th of the month and so you should be aware that if you return your completed paperwork after the 10th of the month that you begin employment at GCU you may not receive your first month’s wage on the 28th of that month.

If you are not able to provide your completed paperwork prior to the 10th please contact People Services.

Can I have access to a car parking space?

Limited parking is available for staff on the GCU Glasgow campus, allocated based on priorities and a phased balloting procedure.

Further information can be obtained by emailing transport@gcu.ac.uk.