In the next few weeks, staff are likely to be asked to attend PDR meetings with their managers. Whilst this scheme is supposed to be about the development of staff, every year Aston UCU has to support staff who feel that they have been disregarded, discriminated against or bullied through this process. Aston UCU have told the University that we believe that the scheme is currently not fit for purpose and, despite repeated promises, management have yet to review it. This session will outline some of details of the difficulties that PDRs have caused in the past and discuss strategies for how to approach them. It will be useful for those conducting them as well as those going through their own PDRs. We hope that by giving advice and guidance before they are undertaken, fewer UCU members will find themselves needing our support afterwards.