ACF Monitoring

All ACFs have regular informal meetings with their Academic Programme Lead (APL) and Training Programme Director (TPD).

In addition they are required to have formal meetings that are documented to ensure satisfactory academic progress is demonstrated for Annual Review Competency Progression.

You are responsible for organising academic progress meetings with the appropriate people in plenty of time. These meetings should be documented using the appropriate form.

A summary of the formal meetings is given below along with links to download the forms.

Submitting your forms

All completed forms should be sent to the ICAT Administrator, Laura Skinkis by email icatadmin@manchester.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Induction

Date: Year 1, September  |  With: ACF Lead

Project planning meeting (form 1)

Date: Year 1, September/October  |  With: ACF Advisor and Supervisor

  • Planning for the first year
  • Identify supervisor
  • Discussion about project
  • Discussion about training (MRes/portfolio of CPD)

Download iconDownload project planning meeting forms

Meeting with advisor

Date: Year 1, October  |  With: ACF Advisor

  • Plans for academic skills training
  • Generic academic competencies; comments and plans for Year 1

Download iconDownload meeting with advisor forms

Fellowship planning meeting

Date: Year 2, October  |  With: ACF Advisor and Supervisor

  • Planning for the second year: set annual objectives for ARCP
  • Planning for fellowship applications
  • Discussion about project
  • Discussion about training (MRes/portfolio of CPD)

Download iconDownload fellowship planning meeting forms

 

Application review meeting

Date: Year 3, October  |  With: ACF Lead, ACF Advisor and Supervisor

  • Planning for the third year: set annual objectives for ARCP
  • Review fellowship applications
  • Discussion about project
  • Discussion about training (MRes/portfolio of CPD)

Download application review meeting formsDownload icon

Project progress meeting (form 2)

Date: All Years, April/May  |  With: ACF Advisor, Supervisor and TPD

  • Preparing for academic ARCP (submit form 2 with Review Summary form)
  • Project progress – outputs (abstracts, presentations, papers), skills acquired
  • PhD project planning

Download iconDownload project progress meeting forms