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The University has a number of policies and networks in place to support staff, including:

School policies and support

In addition to University wide support for staff, the School has a number of policies designed to support staff in probation, progression and promotion.


SPPE is committed to supporting and developing its staff, and we offer a variety of mentorship schemes.

Staff new to academic posts are provided with a mentor in their Department. New staff are also supported through their probationary period (usually 3 years) by one or more general mentors.

Staff considering promotion are provided with a specialist mentor, and mentorship is also available for grant applications and research activities.

We also offer a bespoke mentorship scheme within the School. It is an optional, flexible scheme for staff at all career stages who would benefit from guidance and support either with regards to a specific aspect of their professional development or for more general professional advice.

More details about taking part (as a mentor or a mentee)

Timings of meetings, seminars and working hours

All School and departmental wide meetings are held before 16:00. Minutes and agendas are circulated in advance to allow contributions from those unable to attend.

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