Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP)
PHEP provides personal, flexible orientation and professional development during the probationary period of newly appointed Lecturers. It complements University/Faculty/Departmental/College induction and development.
Our ethos: PHEP believes that meaningful professional development should be owned and driven by you. PHEP is designed to take full account of your experience and career history, priorities and busy life.
PHEP provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of working in Cambridge, on key professional aspects and career goals.
PHEP builds on two initial compulsory components: a one-to-one meeting and a Seminar and addresses the three main focal points of academic probation: teaching, research and administration. PHEP promotes continuous professional development and reflective practice and a range of further opportunities.
We have prepared an online resource Information for new teaching and lecturing staff offers some practical advice useful when first moving to Cambridge plus a brief orientation to teaching, research expectation, and the support available through PHEP.
You are encouraged to arrange follow-up individual meetings with the PHEP consultant at any stage of your probation.
You are strongly recommended to engage with PHEP from the first stages of your appointment - and you are welcome to maintain links after the successful completion of your probation.
For any queries, please contact the PHEP consultant.
Feedback on previous seminars
Very useful, well organised and great learning environment
Tremendously informative and rewarding
Really opened my eyes to the bigger picture
I gained significant insight into my academic life from listening to the experiences of fellow colleagues
Very thought provoking - the open and honest nature of the discussions was very helpful