Assessment Lifecycle

3. Supporting

The other word for this part of the process is simply ‘teaching’ - ie whatever you would normally do to prepare students for assessment, which would usually consist of planning and delivering a mixture of structured activities and independent study. Different types of assignment task may have different support requirements, and specific guidance is given in the pages on individual tasks if appropriate.

You may find it useful to consult our pages on supporting disabled students to help with specific needs.

Academic and Study Skills tutors may offer workshops on particular skills, and the University Writing Project for Anglophone students or the Coaching for Academic English may also be very useful sources of additional guidance for students.

What Unit leaders need to do
  • Provide information in unit handbooks about how and when to seek support from the unit tutors
  • Be familiar with the range of services available to support individual students if needed
What Programme Leaders need to do
  • Provide information for students about how and when to seek support from the programme team
  • Monitor student support needs and makeĀ  appropriate recommendations as part of continuous monitoring and improvement