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Length of probationary periods




Category of staff Period of appointment Probationary period
Assistant Staff grades 3 and below   3 months
Assistant Staff grades 4 and above   6 months
Contract Research Staff 3 months or less None
More than 3 months but less than 1 year 3 months
1 year or more 6 months
Academic Related 1 year or less 3 months
More than 1 year but less than 3 years 6 months
3 years or more 9 months
Unestablished Academic 1 year 6 months
2 years 1 year
3 to 4 years 2 years
5 years 3 years
Established Academic   Usually subject to 5 years
Professors/Readers   None