Aim: digital education with a focus on assessment and feedback.


  • Diversifying assessment practice.
  • Making assessment more engaging for students and academics.
  • Supporting new kinds of feedback.

Short- to medium-term actions

  • Launch a cross-university, discipline-sensitive programme of work to increase diversity in forms of assessment, including multimodal (video, audio, image, making) and experiential forms (projects, blogs, reflections, reports).
  • Build a culture – supported by technology as appropriate – in which students have greater choice over the form of their assessments. Enable risk-taking by, for example, giving students greater choice over which assignments count toward final marks.
  • Focus academic development and course design around building exceptional learning experiences, rather than on assessment and performance.
  • Promote a culture shift away from exams
    where possible. Use appropriate technology, including AI-supported methods, to enable peer assessment, self assessment and timely formative feedback.
  • Critically evaluate and build capacity for high quality automated assessment and feedback appropriate to disciplines, as a way of augmenting and supporting human assessment.
  • Create a platform to open up students’ access to each other’s assessed work after submission for peer learning and feedback.