The Feedback Charter has been developed in partnership by the Students’ Union and the University. With a set of Feedback Principles at its heart, the Charter sets out supporting practices and expectations, for both staff and students, with the aim of engendering a collaborative approach to the giving and receiving of feedback on assessment.
Feedback is a reflective process involving you in dialogue with tutors and peers about your assessments
Why Feedback is important?
- Helps clarify and define levels of, and gaps in, your performance
- An ongoing part of the learning process, helping you develop for future learning
- Provides the opportunity for you to identify your strengths and areas to develop
- Builds confidence in your developing academic skills and practices
Feedback can take many forms, which might include:
- Measuring the level of success with a grade for a whole module or assignment
- Comments that focus on aspects such as the content, structure, and organisation of your work, to help you improve future performance
- One-to-one oral feedback with staff
- Group discussion in tutorials, seminars, lectures and labs
- Whole class exam feedback and review sessions; written exam feedback
- Peer marking and discussion; reflecting on your own progress
What is expected of you?
- Check assessment criteria before submission to prepare your work appropriately
- Collect all written feedback, so that you can read it and reflect thoroughly
- If you are unsure about any aspect of your feedback, ask for clarification from your tutor or Module Convenor
- Create action points, based on your feedback, to ensure it helps you prepare for future assessments or examinations
- Seek further support, where appropriate, from your Module Convenor, Personal Tutor, Students' Union or www.le.ac.uk/succeedinyourstudies
What should you expect?
- Clear assessment criteria/schemes
- Feedback that is related to your learning outcomes and assessment criteria
- Feedback that gives examples of where you have excelled, as well as guidance on areas for improvement
- Feedback on coursework returned to you within 21 days (28 for Distance Learning students)
- Feedback that is clear, constructive and legible
- Opportunities to discuss feedback with your peers, tutor or Module Convenor
- Feedback on exam performance
Need further information or discussion regarding your feedback?
- See departmental guidance
- Contact your Module Convenor or Personal Tutor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org