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Before you arrive at Swansea University

Before you arrive at Swansea University

You will need to go to the Human Resources Department before your first day – please report to our receptionist and present the following:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK, this may be your passport further details can be viewed: Eligibility to Work Procedure
  • Your qualifications.
  • The forms which were sent out to you with your letter of appointment.
  • Your Swansea address (if this is temporary as you are living away from Swansea, please inform the Human Resources department when you move).

In your appointment letter, you will also have a list of relevant documents to refer to before you start your new post.  You can read these documents on our website in our New Starter Pack.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Your offer of appointment is made subject to you being eligible to work in the UK.  If you think you may need a work permit or visa to be eligible to work, please contact your HR Business Partner (contact details will be on your appointment letter) who will advise you on how to obtain the required authorisation.  For further information please see Eligibility to Work Procedure

If at any stage during your employment you do not have the appropriate permission to work in the UK, you will become subject to the following Ordinance:  Termination on Grounds of Illegality Ordinance


All appointments are made subject to a medical appointment.  The purpose of this is to ensure you are fit for work and to inform us if you need any support, for example, a special chair if you have a back problem.  The medical is normally on campus with Occupational Health and Emergency Services but may be arranged with your own GP.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks (Formerly CRB) 

Your appointment may be subject to a DBS check, if this is the case you will be notified with your letter of appointment.  Further information is available at Disclosure and Barring Service Check (Formerly CRB).