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Register your place now: Spotlight on… Effective assessment and feedback practices

The Enhanced Academic Practice team is delighted to announce the return of the ‘Spotlight on...’ series.

This popular initiative aims to:

  • Showcase excellent teaching practice at the University
  • Inspire others to become innovative in their teaching practice
  • Enhance the learning experiences of our students
  • Build a thriving and dynamic learning and teaching community.

The first theme of the event series will focus on Effective Assessment and Feedback Practices, and there will be two sessions available for all staff and doctoral researchers from both campuses who are involved in teaching (directly or indirectly) to attend.

The first session, which takes place on 19 January from 1pm-3pm, will be a compilation of reflective presentations provided by academic colleagues from across the University followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Topics include:

  • ‘Forming, storming, norming and performing - supporting team projects in higher education’ - Dr Ella-Mae Hubbard (Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Flipping assessment to achieve inclusivity’ - Dr Chris Parker (School of Design and Creative Arts)
  • ‘Challenging the tradition: Tailoring assessment and feedback practice to enhance student learning’ - Dr Tanja Radu (School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

The second session on 2 February, 1pm-3pm, will be a bespoke workshop delivered by Dr Christof Leicht from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. ‘Providing individualised exam feedback with little extra effort’ will explain how to use an electronic tool called ‘Individual assessment feedback (INDAF)’, which Christof developed specifically to enhance the quality and efficiency of student assessment and feedback.

More specifically, Christof will show attendees how INDAF can be used for any assessment in which questions can be grouped into subcategories. Assessment types that lend themselves to this include short answer question type assessments, multiple-choice assessments, as well as essay-based assessments. Christof will show attendees how INDAF can create individual feedback for each student, providing them with an in-depth PDF report that includes the overall grade but also the performance in each defined subcategory, flagging excellent performance as well as areas for development within the assessment.

Both events will be dual delivered. To book your place on the sessions, please complete the online form here.

For more information, please contact Dr Katryna Kalawsky at