Assessment and Feedback

Assessment and Feedback

What is this campaign about?

Students come to University to gain a ‘good’ qualification (i.e., a 1st or 2:1) to open up employment opportunities that would not have been possible without a degree or would have been much more difficult to achieve if they did not have a degree. 

This campaign aims to bring about changes to the assessment and feedback processes in the different Schools that would be beneficial for students. Assessment and feedback are historical issues that City students are dissatisfied about. This has been the case prior the pandemic, but these issues have been highlighted due to the accompanying issues that students have been having with online learning under the pandemic.

What is the purpose of the campaign?

The campaign should result in positive changes being made to how assessment and feedback are delivered by Schools. We took the approach of investigating each School separately, to identify and target the University-wide issues, but also those that are specific to a School. This will mean that students will see changes that are most meaningful to their situation and it will have a greater impact on their academic experience.

You can find a copy of our full report here.

What progress has been made so far?

  • We have spoken to the Student Representative Officers (SROs) and held focus groups for each Programme to determine their specific issues in relation to assessment and feedback.
  • Based on this information, we have written a report which contains recommendations about what changes the Schools should make to improve student satisfaction in relation to assessment and feedback.
  • We are liaising with the Schools to ensure that these changes are made.
  • This report has been shared at Learning and Teaching Committees, as well as Boards of Studies meetings, so a huge number of academic and senior staff have received our recommendations.
  • We will also be contributing to discussions and plans  that are currently being drawn up by the University about the future of assessment at City for the next academic year and beyond. 

Get in touch

If you are interested in hearing more about this work, or want to get involved you can email Ruqaiyah Javaid, VP Education.