Following the changes to doctoral training, you are now asked to upload documents relating to your progress with training as part of the online Annual Progress Review (APR).
- a step-by-step guide to completing the task is online here
- if you do not need to upload a document, please save and submit the task to stop reminders
What do I need to upload?
For those undertaking Probationary Review as part of your Annual Progress Review - typically full-time students in year one, or part-time students in year two - this is the same as the Training Record described in Research Degree Policy Document 12: Guidelines for Probationary Review. The Training Record either consists of a list of training taken to date, or a completed Professional and Personal Development Plan template (which includes a list of training taken).
Following a Training Pathway
For those who intend to satisfy the University’s training requirements by compliance with a Training Pathway, you should upload a completed Professional and Personal Development Plan template. In your APR report you will be asked to confirm that you are following a Training Pathway and identify from a list the one you are on.
Gaining PPD training credits
Those who are not undertaking Probationary Review as part of this Annual Progress Review, and who are not planning to comply with a Training Pathway, do not need to upload any documents relating to progress with training, but you can do so for your own records if you wish, or if your supervisory team requests it. In your APR report you will be asked to confirm that you are gaining PPD credits and provide the training you have done and the credits you have gained so far. Read more about PPD credits here.
If you are a student on the professional doctorate programmes in clinical or educational psychology you do not need to upload anything but should save and submit the task to stop reminders. In your APR report you will be asked to state the reason for your exemption.
Find out more
- Doctoral training changes frequently asked questions
- Step-by-step guides to the Annual Progress and Probationary Review Processes
- If you encounter any difficulties not covered online please contact your PGR Service team