Human Resources

Understanding Annual Review

An online course that helps all staff prepare for the Annual Review process

About this course

Annual Review aims to equip employees to realise their full potential; to focus their efforts as direct contributors to the success of the university; and to support individual professional and personal development. Whether you are conducting reviews for staff or being reviewed, all staff should complete this e-learning module to ensure they understand the process at the University and get the most out of Annual Reviews.


After completing the modules you will have:

  • Been provided with information on the Annual Review process within the University of Edinburgh.
  • Considered the different roles in the Annual Review process.
  • Had the opportunity to explore how to prepare, to ensure you get the most from the annual review meeting.
  • Reviewed what needs to be done after the meeting.

Aimed at

All staff.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Time commitment

Completing the module

1-2 hours depending on your approach.

After completing the module

1 hour implementing identified actions.

How to log in

The course is hosted on the University system Learn.

Please use Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome, as the module has content that is not supported by Firefox.

How to access courses in Learn

If you experience any problems with the training module, please email us.

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Further reading

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