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Starting employment

When you get your staff number, you can apply for your staff ID card and subscribe to your University computing account, which will give access to the University's IT systems and a staff email account.

Once you have subscribed you will also have access to the University internal portal 'SUSSED', where you will be able to access the HR website, the employee induction portal and view all policies and procedures relating to your appointment.

ID Card

Not only is this your identify card it will also enable you to gain access to University Libraries and other services, in addition to giving you access to most buildings on campus via the door operated entry systems.

To order your first Staff ID Card, you will need to log in using your university login details, and upload a suitable digital passport-style photograph. An ID card takes 4 working days to process, therefore please order your ID card as soon as possible in advance of your start date.  Your ID card can then be collected from HR Reception (Building 26, Highfield Campus) or other designated collection points.


SUSSED (Southampton University Staff/Student Social & Educational Directory) is the University's Web portal. The portal provides a personalised view of the web resources that are available to you as a member of the University.

Once you have registered for your University computing account you will be able to access the full range of features, from the latest campus news, upcoming events and internal job advertisements through to sites dedicated to each service and academic area around the University.

SUSSED is also the portal through which you can access the employee induction portal, key administrative systems including Agresso (procurement), MyHR Dashboard (annual leave bookings, pay slips) and Room Bookings.

For information on the University’s induction process please visit Induction Explained

IT Information

As a new employee it can be challenging getting to grips with new IT systems.  Here at the University we have a dedicated department, iSolutions, who will support you with any queries or issues you may have.  For useful information regarding our IT support service please view their I'm New webpages.

We have a free Wi-Fi service, Eduroam, which is available across all of our campuses and in Halls of Residence. It's free to join and easy to connect to using your University log in details, once connected it can be used at other universities that use Eduroam.  For more information visit the iSolutions webpages Connecting to Eduroam

Getting to Work

The University is committed to encouraging staff, students and visitors to adopt more sustainable travel habits and to reduce its environmental impact.  We offer staff the chance to apply for car parking permits for our Highfield, Winchester School of Art, Boldrewood and Avenue campuses.  However demand is high and the number of car parking spaces available is limited.  Car parking permits are chargeable and the costs are based on an individual’s earnings.  Permits are not required for motor cycles or scooters and we actively encourage lift-sharing where parking permits attract a significant discount.

Once you have your university log in details you can apply for a parking permit.

Parking Permit Renewal

Parking permits are issued on an annual basis (Dec to Jan) and can be paid for monthly.  The re-issue of parking permits is handled directly by University Car Parking.  Permit holders will be contacted direct to re-apply for a permit at the end of each calendar year.

If you require less frequent parking you may wish to purchase Staff One Day Flexible Permits available from the Online Store.


It’s also really easy to catch a bus, saving fuel, parking charges and helping the environment.  The Highfield Transport Interchange is a major transport hub for the city of Southampton. From here, you can catch the University's own Uni-Link buses for travel to other campuses and to other destinations across the city, including train stations and Southampton International Airport. The interchange offers real-time travel information, a well-lit, covered waiting area, and a refreshment kiosk. It is used by students, staff, and the local community. 

For other University locations not listed above different parking arrangements apply:


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