Pick and Mix Induction for Professional Academics

At a typical staff development session, if you ask a participant how they came into their academic role, chances are they were from a professional background.  This may not be surprising as higher education has always had a long association with many professions and industries. Yet the demand for professionals in academic roles -practitioner academics- has grown significantly over the years with public services, such as nursing and policing, now requiring mandatory HE qualifications (Bekhradnia and Beech, 2018) in parallel with rapid growth in degree apprenticeships (Universities UK, 2019).

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