Congratulations on your appointment with the University of Cumbria.



Your line manager will initiate the induction checklist process with you on your first day. 

IT Access

Accounts are normally generated overnight, please obtain your UoC network logon details by visiting here. You can do this from any computer, at home or at the University. If you use a University computer you can log in as username NEWSTAFF (password Employee1) to obtain your details.  

You will need your six–digit Employee Number to hand which can be found on your contract. Follow the instructions on-screen and you will be given your network logon details. Should you have any trouble logging in, please contact the IT Service Desk on 01228 888888. 

Pension Information

The university is a member of the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) and offers a group personal pension operated by Scottish Widows. The nature of your duties will determine which scheme is relevant.  Staff undertaking teaching roles will be contractually enrolled into TPS whereas those undertaking other duties including marking, research and consultancy will be assessed for automatic enrolment into the Scottish Widows Scheme. 


Further information about this scheme as well as the Member Guide is available here and you can register for My Pension Online here.

This can be used to check your pension benefits and notify TPS of any changes to your personal details.

Scottish Widows

Colleagues joining after 1 September 2020 will contractually enrolled into a group personal pension plan, currently operated by Scottish Widows. The employee contribution of 7% (default) of salary is supplemented by 8% from the University. Further information is available from Scottish Widows here. As a member of the plan you also receive benefits relating to life assurance and income protection.

Claiming for Work

Please view our Hourly Paid Academic Claim Form to access a copy of the form you will need to complete to claim for work completed.

When the work has been carried out, please complete and email your claim form to your line manager of the contract.

To ensure your claim is processed, it is essential that all fields are completed correctly, particularly the contract number as this helps match your claim to the correct contract. Incomplete claim forms will be returned. Claims are paid retrospectively, and should be submitted by the 2nd of the month for work completed in the previous month. Payment will be made on or around the 26th of that same month.

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