Centre for Academic Practice

Teaching Information

Academic Probation Advisers

As an Academic Probation Adviser, you have the most important role in supporting a new member of academic staff during their probationary period. You can find general information about academic probation on the Human Resources webpages.

In collaboration with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Human Resources, we provide a training workshop, which all new Academic Probation Advisers are required to attend. To book onto the course use my.HR.

For guidance on how to book onto a course via the my.HR website please look at the document below:

Your support covers all aspects of the new lecturer's job, including research, enterprise and teaching duties. We, in the Centre for Academic Practice, aim to support you and the new lecturer particularly with the teaching requirements of probation.

We run the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), which all new lecturers untertaking probation are required to take. This largely relates to teaching (four assessed Units plus Teaching Observations) but also includes attendance at research and enterprise workshops. A Handbook for Probation Advisers   is provided to help you understand and complement the learning and requirements of this course. This can be seen below:

We are always available to discuss problems that may crop up during the probation period.

For more information contact  Nick Allsopp, Head of Academic Practice.