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Purpose of the Probationary

The purpose of the probationary period is to test the presumption of the appointment, namely, that there is a basis for a long term employment relationship between the member of staff and the University. It is to give the new academic the opportunity of a planned induction, training and appropriate support to gain experience and competence in teaching, research and administration so as to ensure a smooth transition from being a new staff member to becoming an established member of the University, and to afford a period of adjustment for an established academic to become acquainted with the University and its academic and governance systems, and structures.

Please read further on the University policy on Probation