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HR: Annual Staff Review

Annual Staff Review

Our ASR scheme provides key tools to help everyone understand how the work they do contributes to the achievement of the University's overall aims and objectives.

  • All staff are expected to take part in the ASR scheme. The form applies to all staff.

  • The Personal Research Plan (PRP) must be completed by academic colleagues as part of their ASR.

  • The Head of Department or Section receives a copy of each ASR form to give him/her a full understanding of successes, activities and issues in their department. Once reviews are completed, the Head of Department of Section provides a brief report to their staff outling the main themes emerging from the ASR process and how the department will respond. A copy of the report is given to the Division Head.

The next ASR round

Annual Staff Reviews will take place between August and December each year.

Nominations for exceptional contribution payments for staff in grades 1 to 9 will be made after the reviews have been completed, with the ASR providing one source of evidence to be considered for such an award.

Training for ASR

If you have not already taken part in training for ASR (either as a reviewer or a reviewee), or if you would like an update; you can participate in a training session or online learning. Details of the training available can be found at

Please note that the new website for the Annual Development Review is under construction. This page contains the new ADR forms. At the top of the list you will still find a copy of the old ASR form.