University Academic Fellows

Welcome to the University of Leeds and your new role as a University Academic Fellow. This guide covers relocation, starting work at Leeds, networking and useful links to help you stay up-to-date with life at Leeds.

Relocating to Leeds

If you are moving to Leeds from another country or another area in the UK, we have a dedicated website with information to help you overcome the challenges of moving to a new place. 

From setting up a bank account in the UK to registering with a doctor and dentist offers practical advice, to help you settle in to life in Leeds as quickly as possible.  

Starting work

Access to University IT network and systems

Apply for a personal computer username

For more about connecting to our systems, see and scroll down to see information for new staff

HR checklist for new staff

Check our guide to starting work on the Human Resources website

General contact number for Human Resources, 0113 343 4146

Health and safety: visit the website for help and support

Explore our campus map and find facilities

Explore our campus map

Support for research, teaching and development

To help support and encourage effective communication between colleagues across the University, we have a number of useful tools. These include:

Development programme

The final touches are being made to the UAF development programme which will cover a range of topics under the broad headings of student education, research and innovation and academic leadership.  Further details will be available in due course.  Of course, should you wish to attend any other courses currently on offer through SDDU please feel free to do so, in consultation with your line manager. 

Finding funding

The Funding Development Team within the central Research and Innovation Service (RIS) leads on designing and implementing University-wide funding strategies for all public sector funding, covering UK (research councils, charities and Government funding), EU (Horizon 2020) and International streams. The team is the first point of contact for tailored information on relevant funding opportunities for our University Academic Fellows and provides bespoke support from conception of the initial idea to submission of a completed bid.

For any enquiries, please contact Dr Sobia Aslam

Campus resources

VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)

Running on the industry standard Blackboard framework, our VLE provides secure and seamless collaborative tools for staff and students, with intuitive sharing of academic content. 

Read the VLE starter guide

Lecture capture and media management

Our state-of-the-art system is the largest installation of its type in Europe, and offers fully automated video capture for staff and students with comprehensive archiving, generous storage quotas and mobile support. The system also provides ad hoc capture from devices including laptops and tablets. 

Learn more about lecture capture

The Portal

Easy access to news, events, updates and online services for staff and students via a simple interface.

Visit The Portal

Academic Fellow networking

Academic Fellow profiles

Whether you have already started your University Academic Fellowship or you are joining the University of Leeds later this year, we would like to be able to introduce you to the other Fellows as soon as possible. 

To start this process, all of our fellows will be asked to provide a brief profile which you can find below. 

Read the profiles


We have set up a bespoke network on Microsoft's private networking site, Yammer, for you to chat, network and collaborate. 

An invitation to join this group will be sent to you but if you have not received it or are experiencing any problems joining the group, please contact Emma Moxon in Human Resources.


The University of Leeds has one of the highest number of followers of UK universities, and our academic staff actively engage in discussion and share expertise. University of Leeds on LinkedIn

For news and updates

Visit the For staff website for news and links to key services and follow the University’s Twitter feed @universityleeds and @unileedsstaff