Policy, Guidance and Training

Access policy documents, guidance for the PDR process, and workshops on delivering PDRs.

PDR Workshops for Reviewers

This workshop aims to support PDR Reviewers to enhance the quality of PDR conversations with their reviewees by raising awareness of and developing the underpinning skills required to conduct effective reviews.

PDR Reviewer Skills Training

This workshop supports PDR Reviewers in conducting quality PDR discussions with their reviewees. It concentrates on the development of the skills required to lead and conduct PDR conversations and participants should complete the E-Learning resource before attending. 


  • To understand the key, underpinning personal skills required to conduct quality PDRs and to recognise how these skills can be used to best effect in the PDR context, 

  • To understand how to fairly and objectively conduct the overallsummary of performance, 

  • To practice setting SMART objectives, recognising how they feed into the overall summary of performance in the future, 

  • To understand how to identify and plan development that supports the reviewee in developing themselves in theirrole and career. 

  Please complete the PDR E-Learning modules prior to attending

Dates - 

- 05.05.20, 10.00am-12.30pm Book here

- 24.06.20, 10.00am-12.30pm Book here

- 20.07.20, 10.00am-12.30pm Book here

- 08.09.20, 10.00am-12.30pm Book here


PDR Online Demonstrations 

A series of campus wide demonstrations of the new, online PDR system are taking place.

The demonstrations will cover how to access and manage your online PDR and are appropriate for Academic and Professional reviewers and reviewees.

06.08.19, 2.00pm-2.30pm Book here

06.08.19, 3.00pm-3.30pm Book here


08.08.19, 10.00am-10.30am Book here

08.08.19, 11.00am-11.30am Book here


14.08.19, 2.00pm-2.30pm Book here

14.08.19, 3.00pm-3.30pm Book here


15.08.19, 10.00am-10.30am Book here

15.08.19, 11.00am-11.30am Book here


22.08.19, 11.00am-11.30am Book here


27.08.19, 2.00pm-2.30pm Book here

27.08.19, 3.00pm-3.30pm Book here


29.08.19, 11.00am-11.30am Book here


04.09.19, 2.00pm-2.30pm Book here 











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