Annual Progress Report

Annual Progress Report

The Annual Progress Report is an important and formal tool for the University and its Faculties to monitor and evaluate each research candidate's progress. Participation in the APR process and completion of the Report is a mandatory requirement of higher degree research candidature. MRes candidates are not required to complete a report.

The process provides an opportunity for the candidate and supervisor(s) to critically reflect on the progress in the candidate's research program during the current year and on intended research directions in the year ahead so as to ensure a quality and timely completion of the research program.

The recommendation of progress made by the supervisor is reviewed and noted by the Head of Department and Faculty Associate Dean (Research). A recommendation of satisfactory progress will enable the research degree enrolment and any scholarship funding to continue, subject to expiry date.

Who needs to complete the Annual Progress Report?

You do not need to complete the Annual Progress Report if any of the following apply:

  • You enrolled after 31 July 2019
  • You have been on a continuous Leave of Absence since 1 January 2019
  • You submitted your thesis to HDRO on or before 20 September 2019
  • You notified the University of your complete withdrawal from your degree on or before 20 September 2019

Failure to complete the APR may result in a departmental review, including the suspension of scholarship. This is outlined in the Universities Policies which can be accessed by clicking here. If you are unable to submit by the due date or are unable to submit online, you must contact your Faculty HDR Manager and HDRO immediately.

Complete my Annual Progress Report

The 2019 APR will open in mid September.

2019 Final Annual Progress Report Questions and Instructions

In order to help you prepare for completion of the online Annual Progress Report the questions that you will be presented with are available for review in the following documents.

2018 Annual Progress Report questions in Word format

2018 Annual Progress Report questions in PDF format

You can also refer to the Annual Progress Report's Instructions and FAQs which will detail how to complete the APR.

Confidential Feedback

In some instances, you may be experiencing issues that you do not wish to include in your APR, or discuss with either your supervisor(s) or Faculty Associate Dean (HDR). If this is the case, you can request a confidential appointment with your Faculty HDR Manager or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Training and Partnerships), Professor Nick Mansfield.

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