Thursday, 21 April 2016

FW: Transforming Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education 30 June 2016



This one day event (30th June 2016) in Manchester is focused on institutional development and implementation of enhanced practice in assessment and feedback…it is supposed to be our ‘year off’ between our biennial Assessment in HE conferences but somehow it has grown into a one day conference J…anyway you would be welcome if it is of interest…if you are not able to attend this one then planning ahead - our next full two day conference is 27th and 28th June 2017 again in Manchester…

Best wishes

Pete Boyd


Transforming Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education on a wider scale: the challenge of change at institutional level


Thursday 30 June 2016 from 09.30 - 16.00, Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK


This one-day seminar aims to debate efforts to drive assessment change beyond the individual and course level towards transformation at the institutional, faculty or departmental level.   It is designed to be a very interactive and informative day drawing on and debating multiple examples of assessment change.


The programme includes a keynote lecture followed by a range of parallel sessions which will hear and debate a series of 10 minute presentations.  The presentations will be accompanied by written material providing delegates with further details of the initiative.  A pre-lunch session will use our successful ‘nano’ (3 minute) presentation method to introduce delegates to other assessment change projects.  Lunch will provide an opportunity to find out more from these presenters.


This seminar event has been designed to enable sharing of research-informed practice, discussion and networking. It is guaranteed that you will come away from this event with lots of knowledge and ideas about developing assessment enhancement beyond the course level, drawing on experiences in 40 higher education institutions.

Keynote speaker - Sue Bloxham: Central challenges in transforming assessment at departmental and institutional level


Registration and overnight accommodation

There is a charge of £150 for all seminar participants. To reserve your place please register on-line here. We have also arranged preferential rates at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa for delegates seeking overnight accommodation.  To book please contact the hotel direct on 0161 272 3200 then ask for reservations and quote the code UNIV290616.  Places are limited so I would suggest that you book early.


AHE: Leading Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

This AHE seminar and the biennial AHE conference are organised by an executive committee and managed by the University of Cumbria. If you have general queries please contact Linda Shore who manages the events at The next full AHE conference will be 28-29 June 2017. Our biennial conferences are well established as a key event for sharing international research and development focused on assessment in higher education. If you are unable to attend the seminar but wish to register for updates please click here




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University of Cumbria

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Tel: 01228 616338 EXT 6338




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