Academic Review and Development Scheme (ARDS)

The ARDS covers all academic staff and consists of the exchange of a written form and an annual meeting between the Reviewer and the Reviewee. The purpose is to support employees to realise their full potential by reviewing progress, discussing future plans and development needs, and setting specific objectives.  

The ARDS meetings provide an opportunity for staff to:

  • highlight their achievements;
  • identify areas for improvements;
  • raise issues or potential barriers to achieving objectives, and;
  • discuss what support is required to reach their professional/personal goals. 

 Further information about the process can be read in the below documents: