Seventy three percent of undergraduates told this year’s National Student Survey that they’re positive about the quality of ‘assessment and feedback’ they receive and this figure has been more or less consistent over the past three years. Yet, according to this 2015 paper from Universities UK, students would also appreciate more verbal feedback from their tutors, with regular one-to-one meetings to discuss their work. 

Naturally, with larger student groups and some myriad other demands on staff time, this isn’t always easy to implement. So we’re left to ponder the age-old question: how can we make assessment count while keeping workload manageable for staff?

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