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Appraisals

Faculty of Brain Sciences staff are entitled to annual appraisals - find out more about what to expect and how to get the most out of yours.

As Dean, I believe that staff development, reward and recognition are integral to our success. Staff who know that they are supported in their professional development will have the ambition and confidence to achieve, whatever their area of expertise.

Professor Alan Thompson

We want to be a Faculty who recognises the importance of personal and professional growth and to help our staff realise their full potential at UCL. Appraisals are a key tool in that development.

It is important to ensure that you have an appraisal annually. Appraisals are a great opportunity to discuss with your line manager all your achievements over the last year, as well as any challenges you have faced, or may face in the coming year. They are an opportunity to discuss your aims and aspirations, to plan steps towards your career progression and to determine how we can support you through that process. They are also used to identify opportunities for recognition and reward; and indeed, for promotion.

Please remember that all enabling activity should be taken into consideration at appraisal and promotion, for example, roles which support equality, diversity and inclusion activity should be formally recognised as a contribution.

To support appraisers and appraisees in this process, UCL have developed an appraisal form and guidance for all staff which can be accessed from the link below. Guidance on how to record an appraisal can also be accessed from this link.