In this section, academic staff can find information and guidance to support you on a variety of elements relating to assessment:

  • how to best design your assessments, make them more inclusive and authentic
  • types of assessment which may be most appropriate for your module or course
  • how to best prepare your students for their assessments, including through formative activities
  • how to work with students to ensure they do not commit any academic misconduct
  • how to use marking criteria, rubrics, etc. to help you with marking, and how to provide effective feedback
  • how to use learning technologies in assessment and in assessment preparation

Other elements relating to assessment can be found elsewhere on the webpages, please refer to the Learning and Teaching Guidance and Support A-Z page for further information

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is defined by the International Center for Academic Integrity as embodying six values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage (ICAI, 2019). If these values are adhered to then assessment will be fair.

Find out more about Academic Integrity here

digital assessment

Digital Assessment (formerly EMA) comprises a number of discrete elements with a number of supporting policies, procedures and systems that you can find out about here.

Find out more about Digital Assessment here

Timely Feedback

The Timely Feedback Policy is in place to ensure that the University provides a consistent and fair approach to the provision of feedback to assessments while providing adequate time for academics to complete their work.

Please see Marking Procedures


Marking Procedures

The Marking Procedures set out the University procedures for the submission, marking and feedback of assessed work.

Find out more about Marking Procedures here

Assessment criteria grids

The University has a generic assessment and grading criteria matrix, which describes the typical performance for each classification point of an award.

Find out more here about Assessment Criteria Grids

take home examinations

You will find here guidance on take-home examinations, how to set them up on Blackboard and how to prepare students for them.

Find out more about Take Home Examinations


Anonymous marking

From 2023/24, the University is introducing Anonymous Marking for most assessments to be submitted via Turnitin and for some physical artifacts such as exams.

Find out more about Anonymous Marking here


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