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New employee checklist for managers

Do you have a new member of staff joining your team? Here's a quick guide to everything you to do to ensure your new starter is fully equipped.


If required, we can supply a desktop or laptop computer, with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, along with a desktop phone. We also provide a selection of smartphones and tablets, with a choice of iOS, Windows and Android operating systems.

For an up to date choice of equipment, please consult your P2P requisitioner. For further advice, please contact us via the IT Helpline by email:

NB: the ordering process for new equipment can take up to 4 weeks.

Network access

Network access is provided via a login ID which is created after your new recruit has signed their contract of employment and returned it to HR.

NB: any delays in returning the signed contract will result in a delay in creating the login ID. If such a delay is unavoidable, you can request a temporary guest ID through the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

Systems access

Does your new team member require access to certain systems, such as any of the following:

  • In-house systems such as the Student Records?
  • Shared email boxes?
  • VPN (Web or Client)?
  • Specialist software or hardware?
  • Additional shared storage areas such as Staff2Staff (R:) or Staff2Student (S:)?
  • Other servers or services?

If so, please request access through the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

Further Information

You can find out more about our services or contact us via the following channels:

For teaching emergencies, we offer dedicated support on the following campus-specific extension numbers:

  • All Saints Central (ASC) – 1614
  • All Saints South (ASS)  - 1613
  • All Saints North (ASN) – 1606
  • All Saints West (ASW) – 2447
  • MMU Cheshire (CHE) – 5364

NB: These numbers are for teaching emergencies only. Anyone ringing them with general enquiries will be redirected to the IT Helpline on ext. 4646

Need to print this information? Here it is in PDF: New employee checklist for managers


You can now download NVivo software from

  • Log in where prompted with your normal Manchester Metropolitan ID number and password
  • Click the software link to see a listing of both free and discounted software
  • Choose what you'd like to download and follow the instructions.

For licence numbers, please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

Discounted software

For a wide range of discounted software,have a look at Pugh's Computers at

You may also be interested in the selection of Apple products offered by the Getech Manchester Metropolitan Met Card Student Store. To make a purchase, sign in here with your Met Card. Don't have a Met Card? Sign up for one here.

Service Availability

  • Printing
  • Student Email
  • Staff Email
  • Network & Wi-Fi
  • MyMMU
  • Moodle
  • Library e-Resources
  • MMU Websites
  • Student Records Systems
  • File Storage
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Help and Support

Call our 24 hour helpline on 0161 247 4646 or email