Academic Services

Annual progression review

Information about the annual progression review process and things to consider if there are problems with progress.

Keeping on track with research can be challenging for students. Annual progression review meetings provide an opportunity to monitor and support students in maximising their chance of successfully completing on time. For students to benefit fully from annual progression reviews it is important that supervisors provide constructive criticism about the student’s work.

Annual progression reviews provide a formal record of how the research project and thesis are going and recognition of student achievements. They also offer a structured opportunity to discuss students’ professional development and career aims, and identify any training needs.


Annual progression review timescale, process, what is reviewed and where to find guidance and regulations.

Problems with progress

Options for support and recommendations following review.