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Making the language of assessment inclusive: New QAA Membership podcast

Date: May 25 - 2022

Find out more about making the language of assessment inclusive in our new two-part QAA Membership podcast which is now live on QAA’s YouTube channel.

The podcast is hosted by Amrita Narang, Quality Enhancement and Standards Specialist, who is joined by members of the ‘Making the language of assessment inclusive’ QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project. The project is led by the University of the West of England, in partnership with the University of Brighton, University of Greenwich, and University of Hertfordshire.

The ‘Making the language of assessment inclusive’ project aims to develop a toolkit for staff and students to support dialogue and transparency as well as sharing responsibility in the assessment process. The toolkit will be informed by extensive field research, including surveys and workshops.

The first part of the podcast discusses the drivers behind the project, the mystery of mysterious quotients often attached to phrases and terms used in assessment and feedback, challenges in assessment for staff and students, and the project’s emerging themes.

The second part of the podcast explores student partnership from the perspectives of the students and staff working together to deliver the aims of the Collaborative Enhancement Project.

The QAA Membership podcast collection will continue to expand, with two podcasts due for release shortly and further additions in the pipeline. Upcoming podcasts include a focus on staff and student experiences of pass/fail grading, as well as nurturing and supporting student ambition and an enterprising mindset.

If you would like to suggest a particular podcast topic or would be interested in contributing to a future podcast, contact QAA Membership at to discuss your ideas further.