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PDP Terminology

Electronic portfolio (E-portfolio)

An online tool to help the student in recording, develop and reflect on their personal development plan.  All Queen's students are provided with an e-portfolio within their Myfuture Career Management tool.  It is worth noting that the tool also provides an area for them to record key academic goals and book appointments with the Learning Development Service as well as Careers.

PDP (Personal Development Planning)

A structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own leaning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development.

Progress files

A verifiable record which charts the progress of an individual and makes the outcomes of learning in Higher Education more explicit, identifies achievements and supports the concept that learning is a lifelong activity. It consists of three main elements;

  • A transcript
  • The individual's personal record of learning, achievement, progress review and plans. These are used to clarify personal goals and can provide a resource from which material is selected to produce personal statements such as CVs etc.
  • The structured and supported process of PDP


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education


A record of the individual's learning and achievement. This must be provided by QUB.


Higher Education Achievement Record