Feedback at a glance

Introduction to feedback

If assessment is the most important thing we ‘do’ to our students during their time with us at university, then feedback is the most important way we can support them with the assessment tasks we set.

At their very best, feedback, and feedback-related activities are dialogues between our students, their peers, and you, that support our students to understand what they have done well, what they need to do to improve and how to make those changes to close the gap between where they are now, and where they would like to be.

At the University of Glasgow, we have designed a set of essential attributes your feedback must have to ensure the quality and usefulness of that feedback, and a set of aspirational principles that we hope you will consider when designing or redesigning your feedback practice.