People Directorate


Appraisal at the University of Greenwich

The appraisal cycle normally runs from 1 May to 30 September.  This means all appraisal meetings are to be completed and written up on Horizon Talent (career and performance) by 30 September.

What is Appraisal at the University of Greenwich?

Appraisal at the University of Greenwich enables the effective alignment of individual contribution with the achievement of organisational objectives.  All staff are also expected to engage with delivering common objectives aligned to the university strategy.   Used effectively, appraisal provides advantages to both the appraisee and the appraiser through:

  • reviewing performance and achievements over the past year against agreed objectives and standards;
  • agreeing work plans for the year ahead, including appropriate objectives and standards;
  • reviewing personal and professional development outcomes and future needs.

Staff on probation do not have an appraisal, so won't have an appraisal form within the Horizon Talent system this year.

Support to ensure an effective appraisal

Support is available to provide staff with the knowledge and skills required to make appraisal a constructive, positive experience.

The support includes:

For queries about appraisal, please email