Induction/Ready for work


Visit the University page New to the University for a wide range of information. If you have your SSO, please log in to our Intranet site or this section.



Please make sure you visit our Health & Safety pages for more information on what to do in an emergency, who your key contacts are, the health and safety induction and much more.

The Department takes everyone’s health and well-being (SSO required) seriously and we’re lucky that the University offers a wide range of services which we encourage you to investigate.

You should do these checks to make sure your work station is set up correctly to avoid injury, and perhaps have a look at more general lifestyle advice for health and much more here. You might also like to have a look at the courses on offer from People and Organisational Development on various well-being topics such as managing stress, mindfulness and assertiveness.

Please follow this link to attend when you receive your SSO: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment.

Online Introduction to Bodleian Libraries Services by Karine Barker consists of information regarding resources for teaching or research. If you are a postdoc, new researcher, or a visitor, it is worth watching all the videos.

Karine Barker - Lead Librarian for Non Clinical Medicine, Temporary acting as subject liaison for Zoology

Radcliffe Science Library, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QP; one of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford.

Tel: 01865 272802

Open Access & next REF – Act on Acceptance:


Please see: Radcliffe Science Library Redevelopment: updates and Parks College

At Biochemistry we take sustainability (SSO required) seriously. We have a group of environmental champions who lead the way. 


Not all waste that has been in a lab is hazardous! For more information check out the Sustainable Lab Induction slides after logging in to sustainability site.


The Department was recently awarded the Gold Green Impact award:

The University webpages give details of help with loans for bus/train passes and bikes

For those arriving by bike, the department has a number of bicycle racks.


The University’s Science Transit Shuttle serves the University and Hospitals and can be used for University business or commuting (pre-registration required).  

For the comprehensive list of benefits available to staff please visit Staff benefits.

All staff are eligible to apply for a TOTUM (previously NUS Extra card)

10% off at the University Press Bookshop

10% off at the University of Oxford Shop

10% discount at the Ashmolean and the Bodleian

Discounted computing software can be purchased through the IT Services Shop

We have an internal system that classifies visitors as external (without a University card) or internal (affiliation with a college or a different department). They need to follow certain procedures before officially receiving visitor status within Biochemistry. For more information please follow this link (SSO required).

You have been offered to do some casual demonstrating or lecturing? Great news! However, if you are not on the payroll - please make sure you contact the HR team BEFORE you commit to do any work. You can find more information here.


Visit Living in Oxford for an extensive list of what’s on and available to University staff.