Additional PDR Guidance and Resources

Online Training Modules

There are two online training modules to support you through the PDR process.

An Introduction to PDR explains the benefits of PDR to the individual and the organisation and provides an overview of the key elements of the process. A successful PDR depends upon both reviewer and reviewee understanding the process and being fully prepared. 

Setting Objectives will help you understand the importance of setting objectives and explain how to use the SMART model to design effective performance objectives.


PDR Form Completion Guidance

Personal Development Planning Toolkit

Our Values

Russell Group Benchmark Data

Other Useful Resources

Smart Objectives Guide ‌is an introductory workbook focusing on how to design objectives which are SMART, aligned to the University strategy and which can be clearly understood by both the individual and any member of their team.

‌‌Having a development conversation and having a constructive conversation are two online resources to help reviewers and reviewees plan for these types of conversations in the PDR meeting. 

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