Research staff

Practical support

This page offers practical information and links for staff at Nottingham - the sections are listed in alphabetical order below. You may also wish to visit our pages for New research staff and Frequently asked questions.

Booking rooms and catering


If you wish to book a room, it is recommended that you first read the user guide.

Visit the Room Bookings page where you can view room timetables and make bookings. To access the online Room Booking System you will need to use your University username and password. Select the relevant date, time and building that you require (and specific equipment if necessary) and click on ‘Next’. This will produce a list of available rooms based upon the criteria you have selected. After selecting your preferred room you will need to complete details such as your name, extension number and event description. Your request will be submitted to the Timetabling Office immediately and as soon as this is scheduled onto the system, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If there are any problems with your booking they will contact you accordingly. 

Nottingham University Hospital (NUH) staff should book rooms through a separate system.

If you experience any problems with the system, please send your request by email.


The University works with several catering suppliers. To book catering for a meeting or event, contact the supplier relevant to your location, i.e. if your event is on Jubilee campus, contact Nottingham Hospitality

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The following childcare services are available for staff members at the University: Day Nursery, Playcentre Day Care, Playcentre Playscheme, and Playcentre Toy Library. More information is available on the Child Care Services  web pages. The University offers staff and students sources of financial support towards the cost of childcare.

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IT Service Desk 

For IT support, contact the IT Service Desk


The University has 10 libraries across its UK and international campuses. To find your local library, visit the Library sites page. Our libraries offer a range of additional facilities, such as laptop and tablet loan. There are also a range of online facilities, including access to electronic resources and the ability to reserve items. This is supported by:

New staff and researchers can find out more about the University's library and information resources, including book suggestions, reading lists and information skills training with the online tutorial.

If you have any questions, there is a Library Helpline or contact your library directly.

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Purchasing and travel

All information relating to purchasing can be found on the Procurement workspace and Procurement webpages.

Each school/department has a Commercial Contact who is your first point of contact with any purchasing queries.

If you are planning to travel for work purposes, you may wish to visit the Travel and Expenses workspace before you place any bookings. Your school/department Commercial Contact will be able to advise you on the University's preferred suppliers.

If you're planning to attend a conference to present your research, or make a short visit to another institute to use or consult essential resources, you could apply for a Research Staff Travel Prize.

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The Safety Office (based in the Biology Building on University Park) is responsible for providing safety advice and support to all of the schools and departments within the University. Depending on the nature of your work, you may wish to attend one or more of the University's Health and Safety Training Courses. If you have any queries regarding health and safety matters, please contact your School Safety Officer.

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You should contact your Head of School or Department (or designated person) on the first day of your absence. The University operates a Sickness Notification Procedure, which guides employees according to length of absence. You may also wish to read the Sickness Absence Policy.

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Support networks

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Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Try the FAQs page.

Research staff

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