We held a Policy and Practice event for senior managers and student representatives on 14 May 2015.


Video highlights


Watch the highlights from the Policy and Practice event. Senior policy makers and student representatives from all Scottish higher education institutions as well as the Scottish Funding Council and NUS Scotland were in attendance to share their policy initiatives and approaches. 


Using the policy and practice dialogue sheet, they worked in groups to consider what improvement in assessment and feedback would look like in their own institutions.

Keynote presentations


Focus On Assessment and Feedback - Policy, practice and partnership

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

QAA Scotland's presentation from the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PPTX
Size: 3139 KB

Feedback for future learning - GCU Strategy

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This presentation by Kevan Gartland from the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015 outlines the Glasgow Caledonian University's feedback strategy

Author: Glasgow Caledonian University
Format: PPTX
Size: 2735 KB

Challenges of Institutional Implementation

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This keynote presentation by John Sawkins took place at Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice Summit event on 14th May 2015. It discusses the challenges of implementing policy on assessment and feedback consistently across an institution.

Author: Heriot-Watt University
Format: PPTX
Size: 3599 KB

Sharing practice Session material


A guide for staff on implementing the Assessment and Feedback Policy

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

A sharing practice session presented by the University if Strathclyde at the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015. This booklet highlights the University's four principles of Assessment for effective student learning.

Author: University of Strathclyde
Format: PDF
Size: 819 KB

Assessment and Feedback at RGU - Messages, directions and questions

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

A sharing practice session presentation used by Robert Gordon University during the Focus On: Consistent implementation of assessment and feedback policy and practice summit on 14th May 2015.

Author: Robert Gordon University
Format: PPTX
Size: 62 KB

Development of New Teaching and Assessment Arrangements

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

A sharing practice session presentation used by the University of Stirling at the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015 to discuss the development of new teaching and assessment arrangements.

Author: University of Stirling
Format: PPTX
Size: 701 KB

Feedback on Summative Examinations

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This sharing practice session by the University of Glasgow took place at a sharing practice session at the Focus On: Consistent implementation of assessment and feedback policy and practice event on 14th May 2015

Author: University of Glasgow
Format: PPTX
Size: 646 KB

Literal grading scale and degree classification

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This document outlines the literal grading scale and degree classification used by Abertay University and was used during a practice sharing session at the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015

Author: Abertay University
Format: PDF
Size: 238 KB

Making the most of your Assessment and Feedback at Strathclyde

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This booklet outlines what you can expect from assessment and feedback processes at University of Strathclyde and was used during the Focus On Assessment and Feedback: Policy and Practice event on 14th May 2015.

Author: University of Strathclyde
Format: PDF
Size: 399 KB

Reflect on your feedback poster

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

A sharing practice session poster used by the University of Strathclyde at the Focus On: Consistent implementation of assessment and feedback policy and practice summit event on 14th May 2015

Author: University of Strathclyde
Format: PDF
Size: 683 KB

Students as Partners in Enhancing Assessment and Feedback

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

This presentation was used by the University of Strathclyde during a sharing practice session at the Focus On: Consistent implementation of assessment and feedback policy and practice event on 14th May 2015

Author: University of Strathclyde
Format: PPT
Size: 7564 KB

Thinking about Assessment and Feedback

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2018

A sharing practice session workshop used by the Edinburgh Napier University at the Focus On: Consistent implementation of assessment and feedback policy and practice summit held on 14th May 2015.

Author: Edinburgh Napier University
Format: PDF
Size: 376 KB

Related resource


Policy and practice - Dialogue sheet

Publication Date: 23 Apr 2018

This dialogue sheet was used at the Policy and Practice summit held by QAA Scotland on 14 May 2015.  It was used by institutional groups to consider what improvement in assessment and feedback would look like in their own institutions. 

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 202 KB