Teaching Excellence Academy International Teaching and Learning Conference 2023

Assessment and Feedback for Student Success

Wednesday 12 July 09.15 - 16.30 Online

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This year, the University of Hull’s international online conference will focus on assessment and feedback, building on our growing NSS performance in this area.

Within an inclusive, competence-based model of education, the integration of assessment to support the student’s progression and the use of feedback to enable reflection, is key to providing a space for growth and success (Faulconer et al, 2022; McCarthy, 2017). The conference will be a shared conversation with colleagues across the globe on how institutions can continue to work with students to create a positive experience of assessment and to empower students in building their path to success.

The Teaching Excellence Academy is delighted to welcome Amrita Narang and Dr Kate Mori from the Quality Assurance Agency to offer our opening keynote address ‘But what is assessment actually for?’ Exploring the What, Why and How of Assessment, and we will also enjoy our well-established session from Hull University Student Union. 

All HE staff, students and stakeholders are welcome to this free, online event.

Conference themes:

Our conference sessions will include discussion papers, pecha kuchas and infographics/posters exploring a range of themes:

  • Authentic assessment
  • Bridging attainment gaps
  • Developing feedback literacy (staff and students)
  • Assessment for learning
  • Personalised assessment
  • Future of assessment.

Conference experience

We have been delivering our annual conference online since 2020 and have continued to build upon previous success, whilst making enhancements each year based on delegate feedback.

Last year delegates highlighted the ‘clear, accessible and varied programme’; the high quality of session chairing ‘with supportive chat discussions’, which ‘builds connections’; the range of attendees ‘really enriches the experience’ and the ‘smooth delivery’ online.

Enhancements this year based on previous feedback will include live pecha kucha sessions.

University of Hull and partner institutions' colleagues follow-up day, on campus, Thursday 13 July

This year following feedback from our 2022 event, we're looking to carry on the conversations from the conference with an on-campus event for University of Hull and partner institutions' colleagues.
This will feature a panel on artificial intelligence, with workshops and discussions around innovative approaches to group work, assessment and feedback. A poster exhibition will also highlight the work of Student/Staff Partnership Scheme and this year's projects.
Refreshments will be available throughout the event with a networking lunch and we'd love for you to join us on the day!​

How should I book? When you reserve your place on the conference booking form​ you will also be able to let us know if you'll be joining us at our on-campus event.

If you have any further questions at all, please contact the Teaching Excellence Academy
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.



Faulconer, E, Griffith, J & Gruss, A (2022) The impact of positive feedback on student outcomes and perceptions. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 47:2, 259-268.

McCarthy, J. (2017). Enhancing feedback in higher education: Students’ attitudes towards online and in-class formative assessment feedback models. Active Learning in Higher Education, 18(2), 127–141. 

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