UCL Human Resources


Appraisal review and development scheme resources

The UCL annual appraisal scheme applies to all staff who have successfully completed their probation period. It supports a two way discussion between you and your line manager, which reflects on your current role and performance while planning for your future development.
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Resources to support annual appraisals

Materials, guidance and e-learning to support your annual appraisal.

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We are introducing a new digital appraisal system for all staff at UCL, an initiative that is part of our Strategic Plan 2022-27.

What has changed?

Based on the feedback from staff at the end of the previous appraisal season, we are implementing the following changes from January 2024:

Getting ready for your next appraisal?

 Departments are being encouraged to implement an annual appraisal season, which takes place every year from January to April. To ensure that you're prepared, consider the following actions:

  • Familiarise yourself with the supporting resources 
  • Schedule appraisal meetings with your direct reports, to take place between January and April (UCL’s appraisal season)
  • Discuss the timing of your next appraisal meeting with your line manager, ideally this would take place between January and April (during UCL’s appraisal season) 
  • Complete the appraisals e-learning to prepare you as an appraiser or appraisee 
  • Complete Part A of the appraisal paperwork (and the checklist if appropriate) and share this with your line manager at least a week before your appraisal meeting