The University has a personal review and personal development (Appraisal) scheme to provide clarity for staff at least once a year, about what is expected of them through their job role, how their performance objectives are linked to the delivery of the University vision and strategic plan; and to plan, reflect and record performance achieved, including any personal training and development and career aspirations. 

Development Needs Analysis Form (DNA)

This questionnaire is designed for all staff, to help identify personal development needs and plan appropriate development support.  Completing the questionnaire is useful in preparing for appraisal, to identify any development requirements for your existing role, or a new role.  

On request a Leadership and Development Adviser will assist you in completing the questionnaire, and advise you on appropriate development activity to meet your personal needs.

DNA Form

The appraisal forms for all staff have been revised and reformatted.  Please select the appropriate form below: 

PDPR Policy  

Annual Personal Review (Appraisal) and Personal Development Process


Appraisal and PDP Form Directorate

Appraisal and PDP Form Professorial

Appraisal and PDP Form (1-10)

Storing and Accessing Documentation on Staff Infobase

LDP (Leadership and Development Plan) Template

PDPR Monitoring Form

Contact or 0151 231 8014 for access to forms while page is being updated.