Annual Progress Reports

The Annual Progress Reports for 2020/21 will be released on 1st June 2021. All eligible students will receive an automated email asking them to access their report through Liverpool Life.

To access your report you can either follow the link in the email sent to you by the system, or login to Liverpool Life and access it via the "academic" tab.

Please check to make sure you are using your student ID and Liverpool Life PIN. If you need to request a new PIN, please do so using the link on the Liverpool Life page (make sure you only do this once). An e-mail would be normally sent to you within 24 hours.

Please Note: Internet Explorer is the preferred browser to use when accessing Liverpool Life.

XJTLU students may experience problems because of firewall issues. Accessing the reports using Apps Anywhere ( should overcome this.

Annual Progress Report 2021 - Student User Guide

Annual Progress Report 2021 - Staff User Guide

Annual Progress Report 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing the Portfolio of Activity and Record of Supervisory Meetings for APR

PGR Students on the following programmes can expect to receive an Annual Progress Report (APR):

  • Doctor in Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master in Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Medicine (DocMed/MD)
  • Doctor of Dental Science (DDSC)

The purpose of the APR is to ensure that you are making progress as expected but also to ensure that you feel your supervisory arrangements and facilities are satisfactory and to give you an opportunity to highlight any difficulties you may be experiencing. It is therefore important that you raise any matters of concern to give the University an opportunity to resolve any issues you may have.

Your Annual Progress Report is the tool by which your School/Institute/Department are able to record your overall progress and make its recommendation for the following year.  A satisfactory report enables students to be registered for the next academic year.

At the beginning of June each year the  Annual Progress Reports are released and students are expected to complete their section and submit it to their Primary Supervisor no later than the end of June. Failure to complete the report could lead to you being deemed withdrawn.

Supervisory meetings logged in the Record of Supervisory Meetings in the PGR Toolbox (and signed off by your supervisor) by the 31st May each year will automatically feed through into the APR. If you do not log your meetings in time you will be able to free type them into the report.

From 2018, your record of training and development from the Portfolio of Activity will feed through the APR form. You can add further training and development activities in free text boxes. Further information can be found here.

If you have a question that relates to the need to log meetings please refer to the FAQs page. If your question is about how to use the system please see the LDC Development Team web site. 

Unsatisfactory progress will be managed using the Policy and Procedures on the Academic Progress of Postgraduate Research Students which can be found in Appendix 3 of  the  PGR Code of Practice