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Assessment and Degree Outcomes Conference

2022's Assessment and Degree Outcomes Conference took place in Cambridge on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Conference programme 

Welcome and Opening Session

  • Paul Baxter, Academic Registrar
  • Dr James Trueman, Academic Lead Assessment, Anglia Learning & Teaching
  • Dr Shaun Le Boutillier, Assessment & Feedback Practice Lead, Anglia Learning & Teaching

Keynote Presentation 1: The degree outcomes challenge and what universities can do about it, including Q&A session

  • Rowan Fisher, Policy Researcher, Universities UK

Keynote Presentation 2: Assessment Design, Marking & Feedback, including Q&A session

  • Dr Edd Pitt, Reader in Higher Education and Academic Practice, University of Kent

Moving forward the agenda at ARU: degree outcomes statements and our new assessment policies

  • Paul Baxter, Dr James Trueman and Dr Shaun Le Boutillier

Panel discussion and questions

  • Paul Baxter, Rowan Fisher, Dr James Trueman, Dr Shaun Le Boutillier and Dr Edd Pitt 

About our keynote speakers

Rowan Fisher is a Policy Researcher for Universities UK, which represents 140 universities. He works on policy areas related to regulation, quality and standards, technical skills and lifelong learning. Previous to his role with UUK, Rowan worked in a number of widening participation roles.

Dr Edd Pitt is the Programme Director for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Reader in Higher Education and Academic Practice at the University of Kent. Edd has recently been collaborating with academics in the UK and Australia. His principal research field is Assessment and Feedback with a particular focus upon students’ emotional processing during feedback situations. His current research agenda is supported by a grant from the British Academy to explore UK undergraduate students’ experiences and use of Dialogic Feedback.