Annual progress monitoring

Every postgraduate research student has at least one annual progress monitoring (APM) review a year. This gives you the chance to reflect on your progress and confirm your plans for your next year of study.

1. Agree a meeting date with your reviewer

You will receive an email to let you know your APM review is due, with a suggested date for the meeting.

It is your responsibility to organise your meeting with your reviewer. You should agree a date that will allow your reviewer at least two weeks to read your submitted APM review form.

If you do not know who your reviewer is, you can find this information in the APM review form. You may have more than one reviewer.

2. Submit your APM review form

It is worth noting that your APM review will time out after a period of inactivity. To avoid this, it may be worth saving your comments on an online notepad. We will not be able to retrieve your comments if the system times out before you submit the form and you do not save your progress.

  1. Log in to begin your review.
  2. Select Edit Review.
    • If you have more than one review listed, your active review is the one that says Details confirmed by Administrator.
    • You can select to View details for previous reviews.
  3. Read the guidance, then select Continue.
  4. Complete the review form. You must complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*).
    • Select Save and Exit if you want to save your progress and complete your review at another time.
    • Or select Save & continue to save without exiting.
  5. Upload your supporting documents, then select Continue.
  6. Enter the date of your meeting, as previously arranged with your reviewer.
  7. Submit your completed review form. This will allow your reviewer to see what you have written.

3. Meet with your reviewer

After your meeting, your reviewer and research supervisor will add their comments to your APM review form.

You will then receive an email asking you to submit your feedback.

4. Submit your feedback

  1. Log in to submit your feedback.
  2. Select Add Feedback.
  3. Read the guidance, then select Continue.
  4. Read through the comments from your reviewer and supervisor.
  5. Complete the form. You must complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*).
    • At this stage you can choose to refer your APM review to your faculty’s PGR Director. Read the guidance from your faculty or school before referring your APM review.
  6. Once you have finished adding your comments, select Submit.
  7. The PGR Director for your school will then be able to see your APM review form and add their comments. Once they have done that, your APM review will be complete.
    • Medical School students: Your tutor will also be able to see your APM review form and add their comments at this stage.

Faculty and school APM guidance

Alongside this information, you must also refer to APM guidance from your school or faculty.

This will include requirements that are specific to your programme, such as the timings of APM and whether you must provide any other documents.

Not sure which faculty you are in?

Use Student Info to find your faculty.

Further information

Contact your PGR administration team if you have any questions about your APM review.

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