UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


Human Resources

Induction for new staff




The UCL Promotions procedures for Academic, Research and Professional Staff are outlined on the UCL HR Promotions pages.


UCL Organisational Development is a dedicated team focused on providing UCL’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme for staff. The programme includes development in areas such as: leadership, finance, project management, resilience, communication skills, personal effectiveness; and a number of popular researcher specific courses, which include grant writing and networking skills.

How you can access tools to help you:

Researcher Development training

This includes the Concordat Implementation Plan for supporting and sustaining researchers’ careers, details about the Researcher Development Framework the and links to Vitae – the International Researcher Professional and Career Development programme.

The UCL Organisational Development website includes a regularly updated guide to planning and recording your development.

Equality & Diversity/Athena SWAN

FLS is committed to developing and maintaining a working environment where staff from all backgrounds can flourish. To achieve this, the FLS Equality and Diversity Committee has been established. It is chaired by the Dean and meets termly to monitor and discuss how to improve equality and diversity issues across the Faculty.

UCL Networks


Recruitment of New Staff

Guidance about the recruitment of new research, professional and clinical staff is available on the School of Life and Medical Sciences Intranet pages.

The resources also include job description and advertisement templates and details regarding the running of interview panels.

Academic Recruitment Panels Policy

Please find below a link to the UCL HR policy for selecting the interview panel. 

Selecting the Interview Panel

Proleptics & Fellowships Review Guidance 

Please find below the link to the Proleptics & Fellowships Review Guidance:

Appointment of Heads of Research Departments


FLS is committed to supporting staff development, succession planning and empowering staff to share in leadership. Alongside key initiatives - such as the Future Leaders Programme – a key element of this process is standardising leadership responsibilities. The Duties and Responsibilities of Heads of Research Departments in SLMS were confirmed wef 1/10/14.

Please visit SLMS Intranet to find out more about the appointments process and duties/responsibilities of FLS Heads of Research Departments.

End of Funding

Please see below resources to assist with end of funding situations:

Visa and Immigration Cost Guidance

Guidance for HoD supporting letters