Academic & Student Affairs

Assessment & Feedback

These pages identify best practice and are designed to assist staff in developing their assessment and feedback practices so that the student experience is enhanced (Nichol 2009). There are suggestions of how to encourage students to engage with the feedback provided, self and peer assess, and how to provide feedback to large classes. Where possible, examples of good practice from across the University are provided.

If you are aware of other examples which might usefully be included in these pages and shared with colleagues across the University please contact the Centre for Educational Development ced@qub.ac.uk.


Assessment

Why do we assess students?

What are the principles of good assessment?

What are the types of assessment?


Good practice in assessment and feedback:


Students and feedback

What do students think about assessment and feedback?

First Year Experience Survey       Second Year Experience Survey      National Student Survey Icon

What can be done to engage students with the opportunities for feedback?
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Policy and Practice

The University's Assessment Policy is mapped against the UK Quality Code for Higher Education Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality Chaper B6: assessment of students and accreditation of prior learning (accessible via Queen's Online under Policies - Staff Only).