Guidance Guidance

1. User guides

Annual Progress Review tasks Probation Review tasks
Background Background
Student Student
Primary Supervisor Internal Assessor (Chair)
Second Supervisor Additional Internal Assessor
Team Member -
School or Faculty sign-off School or Faculty sign-off

2. Notes

a) The month a student's Annual Progress Review (APR) is held depends on their original registration date and whether they have interrupted and is determined by the student records system (SITS). A student's first review should take place during month 8 after initial registration, then every twelve months thereafter (with adjustments for interruption). As most research students start in October most APRs take place in May. The reviews for students who start in January, April or July take place in August, November or February respectively.

b) The Probationary Review functionality is additional to the familiar APR online functionality in eVision. There are three additional tasks for the student and internal assessor(s) which run in parallel to the APR tasks. All of these have to be completed successfully for the final sign-off by the School PGR Director or Faculty Associate Dean (PGR).

c) The research student, members of the supervisory team/probation panel, the School PGR Director and PGR Service staff are able to read all responses as soon as they are saved/stored, even if the task has not been completed and submitted. For this reason you may wish to draft some responses offline.

d) Research students based at the Norwich Bioscience Institutes do not use the eVision functionality. If you are uncertain about your APR process, please contact your PGR Service Team.

3. How to get to eVision

You will need your UEA user name and password:

Link to eVision on the Portal home page


eVision has NO autosave function and 'times-out' after 30 minutes of inactivity.

To avoid losing data if eVision times-out or crashes - especially when you are typing lots - you must save your work regularly. To help you the online tasks now have a <Store> option. You will find this button at the bottom of the screen:




<Store> saves your work but keeps you on the same screen. It does not complete and submit your task. If you wish to do that, click <Save and proceed>. Full details are in the guidance.

You can prepare longer bits of text in Word or a text editor and paste them into the appropriate sections of the report, but still need to remember to <Store> or <Save...> regularly. eVision has very limited formatting possibilities so you will lose most formatting from Word.

5. Finding out more or if you have a problem

Useful further reading:

If you encounter any problems or there are errors in student or supervision records which come to light during review(s) please contact the appropriate PGR Service Team.