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Centre for Higher Education Practice

Introduction to Assessment Practice

Topic/Aim(s) of Session: This session will introduce participants assessment practice, exploring the purpose and benefits of assessment as well as discussing ways to improve marking efficiency.

This 3 hour session is offered as part of the Postgraduate Certifcate in Academic Practice.

Please note that it is not possible to attend this session unless you are completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).  To reserve a place on a PGCAP course (where you will attend all the module 1 and module 2 sessions) please email Karen Hockley (

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the students will be able to:

  • Describe key assessment terms
  • List ways to improve the process and efficiency of marking
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