These conversations provide an opportunity to agree on goals and objectives, fostering an environment where feedback can be both given and received. At Oxford, we refer to these conversations as Personal Development Reviews (PDR) or, for researchers, Career Development Reviews (CDR).

We encourage everyone to make use of this opportunity as part of their ongoing discussions with their manager throughout the year. To support this, we have introduced new processes, tools, and templates to simplify and enhance the experience. POD have worked in partnership with Professional Services Together to develop these resources.

Here, you will find new guidance and resources to help you plan and conduct constructive PDR and CDR conversations, as well as advice on organising a local PDR scheme.


(NEW) PDR Toolkit

For everything you need to have a successful PDR, please explore our toolkit.

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Fixed term researcher? Click here to find out more about Career Development Reviews.