Staff Review & Development Scheme (SRDS)

The University of Sheffield seeks to value its staff's achievements and contribution and help them to understand their roles in the University. One of the ways in which this is done is through the Staff Review and Development Scheme. All staff are contractually required to participate in SRDS on an annual basis.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide all staff with the opportunity to reflect and consider what they have done over the past year, to receive feedback on their contribution over the past year and to set objectives for the coming year, identifying any training and development required to support these objectives. SRDS can also be used to discuss career development and aspirations.

Human Resources is responsible for providing information and guidance on the SRDS process for all staff. If you would like further information and advice please contact your HR Team Contact  in the first instance. You can also contact the Staff Development team by email at


Departmental SRDS planning

These pages provides information for Heads of Department and SRDS coordinators to effectively plan for carrying out SRDS reviews.

SRDS skills development

The following resources support the delivery of the annual Staff Review and Development Scheme:

SRDS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These pages aim to answer many of the frequently asked questions received by the Department of HR. If you have any suggestions for additional FAQs please contact us at

Joint Academic & Clinical Appraisal Scheme

For information on the scheme, aimed at medical and dental clinical academic staff at honorary consultant level.

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