Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Whether you are joining us as a new staff member, a student or for any other reason, we are pleased to have you here. To make your time with us as productive, safe and enjoyable as possible, there are a number of things which you need to know about. This pages and its links will provide you with a quick reference point, but you should also speak to your supervisor or staff in the School Office or Laboratory if you have questions you cannot find answers for in this induction.
Contact details of all other staff are also available.
Your supervisor should arrange to meet with you when you arrive and introduce you to you team and show you your workspace. You will also be introduced to some of the people in the school who can help you settle in.
On arrival you should go to the School Office on Level 5 of the Samuels Building where staff can contact your supervisor.
It is important that you get a staff or student ID card when you join the School. This card not only provides identification but is also used to gain access to the secure areas you require.
If you are a new student you should have been advised on how to collect your student ID card as part of your enrollment process. If you do not know, please see Emma Proud in the School Office.
If you are a new staff member, you should complete your personal details on the Staff ID Card Form and take it to Emma Proud in the School Office for sign-off. You will then need to take it to the FM Assist office (Level 2 Mathews Building) to have your card processed.
We take the safety of our staff and students very seriously. All new people to the School must undergo an OH&S Induction Course. This is arrange through the Laboratory Manager and her staff. Your supervisor should have advised the Laboratory manager of your planned arrive and there should be a course arranged fairly soon after you arrive.
No one is allowed to be on either the Lower ground floor or Level 4 of Samuels unaccompanied, until they have completed an GSBME OH&S Induction. Your ID card will not be activated with access to these floors until you have completed the course and returned the appropriate signed documentation to the laboratory staff.
It is important that you are aware of the University and School OH&S policies and your responsibilities in complying with OH&S processes.
If you are a new staff member joining our School there are many processes and systems you will need to familarise yourself with. The information below and in the Information for New Staff document should help you to settle in as smoothly as possible. Remember, if you ever have any questions or are unsure who to speak to, you should come to the School Office for guidance. The University also has an online orientation program for new staff. It is recommended that you take the time to work though the package.
If you are a new research student joining our School you should familarise yourself with a number of our processes and UNSW student policies. The information below and in the Information for New Research Students document is planned to help you settle in. If you have any questions about your program of study or how things work in the School you can ask at the School Office.