Assessment and Feedback: the QAA week 25-29 June – free online events

Focus On: Feedback from Assessment project

Following our successful Focus On sector event in March, we are pleased to bring you a series of web-based events and activities on Feedback from Assessment. These lunchtime sessions will take place during the week of 25-29 June and are free to attend.

Monday 25 June 2018, 13:30 – 14:00

Webinar: Striking the right note with audio feedback

Dr Sam Ellis, Glasgow Caledonian University

This webinar will explore some of the many reasons for incorporating audio elements into your feedback repertoire. Evidence of effectiveness will be presented and discussed, with an opportunity for conversation around some of the technical considerations, and how we can support colleagues in adopting audio feedback practices. Finally, we will compile a ‘wish list’ for the ideal audio feedback environment.



Tuesday 26 June 2018, 13:30 – 14:15

Webinar: What are student perceptions of good feedback from assessment? An exploration of Student Led Teaching Award nomination data to explore student views on good practice

Dr Alison Gilmour, Open University in Scotland

In March 2018, we commissioned a piece of work to review nomination data from Student Led Teaching Awards. The webinar will outline the approach to this project, identify key themes within the nomination data reviewed, and will invite discussion through considering recommendations and questions for the sector emerging from the data analysis.



Wednesday 27 June 2018, 13:00 – 13:45

Tweetchat: We need to talk about feedback: How do we support students to develop feedback literacy?

  • Dr Edd Pitt, Lecturer in Higher Education and Academic Practice, University of Kent (@edd_pitt)
  • Professor Susan Rhind, Chair of Veterinary Education and Assistant Principal Assessment and Feedback, University of Edinburgh (@SMR_VMED)
  • Dr Amanda Sykes, Senior Academic and Digital Development Adviser, University of Glasgow (@DrAmandaSykes)


The work of Carless and Boud (2018) and Winstone et al (2017) shows that truly effective feedback depends not only on the skill, intention, and approach of the assessor, but on students’ understanding of the process of feedback on assessment, and their sense of agency within it, too. This tweetchat will provide practitioners and researchers with a forum for discussing this important topic with a view to sharing ideas, resources and reflections on good (and less-than-good) practice. How do we support students in the transition from passive to active and engaged recipients of assessment feedback? Please join @QAAScotland on Twitter using the hashtag #unifeedbackready on Weds 27 June at 13:00 to take part in the conversation.

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