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Welcome to the Southampton School of Chemistry Postdoctoral researcher and teaching fellow pages. Here you will find lots of information relating to the help, support and procedures relevant to you both within Chemistry and the wider University. We hope you find this useful but if you feel there is anything missing that you think would be helpful please contact Dawn Dunlop on  and we can add this to the site.

We will be holding Monthly sessions within chemistry.

The University also has a site called “Working as a Researcher” that contains lots of useful information for people who are new to the University.

We also have extra information for international researching moving to the UK

These pages also contain information on language courses and support for both you and your family. 

Accommodation and Transport

Most staff find private accommodation through local websites and rental agencies. There is some support through the university.

 Travelling around Southampton can be tricky at first but details of public transport, work car parking, cycle routes can be found here:

Sports and Leisure

The University has wide ranging sports and leisure facilities both on and off campus. Many of the facilities and activities can either be paid for on a pay as you go basis or via monthly annual membership. Details of all the facilities and membership options can be found here:


Induction booklet

All new staff are issued with an induction booklet, a copy of which can be downloaded below.

Useful Downloads

Pension Information

All employees joining the university will be enrolled in the appropriate pension scheme. Details of the pension can be found on the HR pages at

Annual Leave, Family Leave and employment benefits

The university has annual leave allowances that are supplemented by University closure days and public holidays as well as family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). Details of this can be found at

Annual Leave

Maternity Leave

Parental and shared parental leave

Paternity Leave

Employment Benefits

Other employment benefits include a cycle to work scheme, discounted Sport and Wellbeing membership, ability to purchase on-site car parking permits, access to private dental and/or healthcare insurance, an on-site nursery at our Highfield campus, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers. Some of these benefits can be obtained through salary sacrifice making extra savings on Tax and National Insurance.  

Dean’s Prize

Every year we celebrate the contribution of our early career postdoctoral community with an award ceremony. The awards recognise outstanding contributions to Research, Education, Enterprise, Public engagement and Citizenship across the faculty with winners in every category recognised within Chemistry.

 The Dean of FNES, Professor Rachael Mills said,

 "Early Career Researchers and Teaching Fellows are at the heart of our research and education activity within the faculty.  We are celebrating outstanding contributions across many areas with these Dean’s Prizes."

2017 Deans prize ceremony
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