Assessment and Feedback

Assessment is at the centre of the learning experience for students. Many purposes are served by assessment, including providing a means for measuring student achievement, enabling students to obtain feedback on the quality of their learning and giving staff the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.
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Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes

'The Code' summarises the University's expectations for the conduct of assessment, progression and the award of a qualification in its taught programmes.

The Code is monitored and updated annually by the Taught Code Review Group.

Institutional Principles for Assessment and Feedback in Taught Programmes

The principles are a statement of the University’s approach to assessment and the provision of feedback such that both staff and students share common expectations and are aware of their responsibilities. The principles were approved by Senate in June and are available for implementation from the start of the 2015/16 academic year. More > >

Feedback to students

Feedback is a vital element of the learning process, helping students to evaluate their current level of performance and how to improve it. Information here provides further advice and details of good practice on delivering formative feedback. The above principles are supplemented by a institutional framework for the return of feedback to students on their work More >>