Human Resources

Probation

Probation is a period of time at the start of your employment for the University to assess your performance, conduct and suitability for your job.

It also allows time for you as a new member of staff to understand the standards required of you in your new job, as well as to receive any necessary support, encouragement and training.

Once you have successfully completed probation, you will be included in your departmental Staff Development and Performance Review (SDPR) process.

Staff Grades 1 to 9 and Senior Professional Staff

Your probation period lasts 6 months, unless you are Senior Professional Staff in which case it will be 1 year. The University's Probation policy and procedure details how the probation process works.

Lecturers

The probation period for Lecturers is 3 years.  You will have 3 annual probation reviews during this period.

We have provided an overview of the policy and procedure to help you understand the probation process and your responsibilities within it:

Teaching Fellows

The probation period for Teaching Fellows is 1 year.  You will have a mid-year and a final probation review during this period.

We have provided an overview of the policy and procedure to help you understand the probation process and your responsibilities within it: