So they've offered you the job - well done! Now, do you take it?
In order to make that decision, you need to understand a bit about the offer they've sent you.
Firstly, the offer is likely to be subject to a few requirements. This could be satisfactory references, a health check, a criminal records or security check, or something more major like a relocation. If you have any doubts about your ability to meet these requirements, you need to get those sorted out or you may lose the offer.
Secondly, you don't need to rush into accepting an offer if you've got reservations about the job. It is far better to take the time to consider everything, ask any questions, and put your mind at ease before you accept.
While you are reading through your contract, pay special attention to the following areas:
If you have any questions, ask your employer for clarification. And if you are not sure if you are getting a fair deal, your local careers service or university careers service should be able to offer you advice. They have been doing this for many years and know what is reasonable and what is not.