Reimagining assessment and feedback

Join us at University College London for the second in our series of Digital transformation events.

  • One day
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 05 June 2023

    • Institution of Education building, University College London
    • 09:00 – 16:00


UCL has been at the forefront of the shift to digital assessment. It has successfully implemented a digital assessment platform for all centrally managed assessments taken remotely. To achieve this steady state it has needed to address other challenges including assessment design, consistency across programmes, regulations and policy, and enhanced support for professional development.

During the one-day ‘Reimagining assessment and feedback’ event, you will have the opportunity to hear openly from UCL colleagues about the lessons learned in their digital assessment journey. You will gain valuable insights and learn more about the technical and professional challenges of implementing university-wide digital assessment at UCL, as well as learning from other senior leaders across the higher education sector.

But it's not just about the challenges – we will also be sharing best practices for involving students in decisions about assessment and feedback. There will be opportunities to discuss emerging trends such as AI and how senior leaders can prepare for the future.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with other senior leaders and stay ahead of the curve in rethinking assessment and feedback. Register now for our day event and be a part of the conversation.


Registration, breakfast networking opportunity


  • Professor Kathy Armour, Vice-Provost (Education & Student Experience) , UCL
  • Liam Earney, MD for higher education and research, Jisc

Reimagining assessment and feedback at UCL and our continuing journey

  • Professor Simon Walker, previously Director of Programme Development, UCL
  • Marieke Guy, Head of Digital Assessment, UCL

Facilitated discussion groups - delegates will have the option of selecting one of the three sessions

  • Assessment futures - this session will consider the potential future of assessment in Higher education. It will look at areas including AI, assessment technology and new ideas and ways of working in assessment.
  • Academic integrity - this session will consider ways to ensure academic integrity is maintained across the institution through design, education and detection. It will look at how policy and regulations need to change in the light of new challenges that technology brings.
  • Institutional change - this session will consider managing institutional change and encouraging new academic practices. It will look at areas including framing of change and the balance between cultural and technological change.

Lunch and networking

Facilitated group discussions - delegates will have the option of selecting one of the three sessions

  • Pedagogy and assessment design – This session will consider the full assessment design process and focal points and drivers for different staff involved in making changes. It will look at areas including what contemporary assessment design looks like: authentic, for social justice, reusable etc.
  • Larger cohorts and workloads – this session will consider how you assess large cohorts in highly modularised programmes with large student cohorts from different disciplines. It will look at areas including workload models, interdisciplinary assessment, integrated assessment.
  • Strategic direction - this session will consider how you respond to the drivers of change and go about a co-design process across an institution. It will look at environmental scanning, involving stakeholders, styles of leadership.

Panel with representatives from universities discussing their approaches to reimagining assessment and feedback

Plenary and what support is available from Jisc

Optional campus tour


Other events in this series

Who should attend

  • These events are aimed at senior leaders with responsibility for taking forward digital transformation within their university including senior executive/director roles in learning and teaching, research and innovation, digital and IT services, libraries, estates and facilities management, registry and data management.


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk.