Staff magazine also available online
Academic Workload Planning
The Academic Workload Planning Framework is intended to provide a structure and a series of clear principles which will enable an equitable, transparent and consistent approach to the allocation and management of academic staff workloads within Faculties and across the University. The weblink to the Academic Workloadplan portal can be found here.
Academic Year dates
Dates of terms and a diary of key academic dates, plus a calendar of University meetings.
Accommodation is available to staff who need temporary facilities. Information can be found on the Facilities website.
Annual Leave and Public Holiday Guidance
Information about entitlements and procedures for annual leave, and for the public holiday entitlement which applies to part-time staff.
Information about public holidays and additional University closure days, including Christmas holidays.
Information about benefits and discounts available to staff.
Information about car parking on the Facilities website.
The University has easily accessible cash machines inside of the Murray Library (City Centre Campus on Chester Road) and outside St Peter's Library (Sir Tom Cowie Campus at Peter's).
Childcare and Nursery Savings
Information about ways staff can save money on childcare and nursery fees using our Salary Sacrifice schemes. General information about Childcare provision is also available.
Useful HR contacts.
Information about Policies, Procedures, Pay Scales, Forms and Documents on Docushare.
Information about the University's policies on the environment including ways that staff can help in all aspects of our day to day activity.
Equality & Diversity
Information about Equality and Diversity at the University, including news, statistics and initiatives.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act gives a general right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, which includes the University.
The University holds Graduation ceremonies in July and December at the Stadium of Light and employees have the opportunity to help out behind the scenes on the day.
Health, Safety & Environment
Information about the University's Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.
For information about Higher Education Role Analysis (HERA) see the National Framework Agreement pages.
HR Business Support
HR Business Support team contacts.
HR System ("CHRIS21") training and guidance notes
Information to download for Faculty and Service users of the HR System. For copyright reasons these documents are available to staff only via the Intranet; you will be prompted to sign in using your staff email username and password.
Information for new staff about the University.
Job Vacancies (www.sunderland.ac.uk/jobs)
Including information about current vacancies, how to apply, and support available to applicants or new staff relocating to the area.
Managing Industrial Action
A summary of the University's position on managing industrial action and pay in the case of strike action and action short of a strike / partial performance.
Map of the University
A map of the region, city and campus including travel directions. Travel information is also available.
Maternity Leave - Frequently Asked Questions.
Common questions and answers with regards to maternity leave.
Maternity Leave, Keeping in Touch Days - Frequently Asked Questions.
Common questions and answers with regards to maternity leave keeping in touch days.
National Framework Agreement
Information about the implementation of the National Framework Agreement which includes the implementation of a fair, job evaluated pay structure using the Higher Education Role Analysis (HERA) tool, backdated to August 2006.
Pensions & Pension Changes
Information about the pension schemes available to academic and non-academic staff.
Information about your personal safety and the Campus Watch scheme.
Policies, Procedures, Pay Scales, Forms and Documents
Copies of Human Resources documents to download.
The University has a staff card scheme which allows access to a range of benefits both on and off campus
Staffing Changes and Replacements
Guidance on the formal University process and forms for arranging staffing replacements and changes.
Sunderland and the local area
Information about the City and its local area. The University of Sunderland Students' Union has some additional information about Sunderland from a Student perspective. Maps of Sunderland are also available.
Information about the Trades Unions which are formally recognised by the University.
University of Sunderland
Information about the University of Sunderland on the Induction website.