Professional Development Reviews


The Performance Enabling culture will be supported by the operation of an online Professional Development Review system, with the expectation that 100% of eligible staff will receive two Professional Review meetings per annum.

  • An annual Development Review, which will provide a formal opportunity for both the member of staff and their Line Manager to reflect on what has been achieved and to what standard, over the previous 12 months and to look forward and make plans for the coming year. The review should focus on recognising where expectations have been met or exceeded and challenging where they have not been achieved.
  • An interim review will formalise more informal regular feedback and coaching sessions.

Wherever possible Management Information will be utilised within the PDR process to provide individual feedback on performance.


Academic Promotion

You can apply for an Academic Promotion via your PDR from 1st September to 30th November

All the documents you will need can be accessed here.

Key Dates

Annual Professional Development Reviews:

  • 1 September to 30 November

Academic Promotion workshops:

  • Senior Lecturer - 11 September 2017
  • Associate Professor - 13 September 2017
  • Professor - 20 September 2017

Academic Promotion Committees:

  • Senior Lecturer - 11/12 January 2018
  • Associate Professor - 14/15 February 2018
  • Professor - 15 March 2018

Academic Career Pathways Tour:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law - Monday 11 September 2017
  • College of Engineering - Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • College of Science - Monday 18 September 2017
  • College of Arts & Humanities - Monday 18 September 2017
  • College of Human & Health - Tuesday 19 September 2017 
  • Medical School - Thursday 21 September 2017
  • School of Management - Friday 22 September 2017

Interim Reviews:

  • 1 March to 31 May

PDR and Promotion Timeline





All staff deserve the opportunity to have a meaningful PDR. It is critical for us to understand and learn how meaningful your PDR experience has been and your feedback is very important to us.

Once your PDR has been approved, you will receive an email containing the link to the PDR Online Survey.

If possible, we would like you to take 5 minutes to complete this confidential online PDR survey. The information returned will be treated as confidential with only aggregate information being provided to assess the quality of the Professional Development Review discussions across campus. No individuals will be identifiable.