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Online seminar on marking and feedback 2023

Marking end-of-semester exams poses some very particular challenges for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and lecturers who are being supported by graduate teaching assistants.

On 15 May 2023, this 1.5h online workshop reminded GTAs of some of the key marking and feedback principles that are important in the process of grading exam papers (physical papers but also online submissions).

The workshop focused on aspects of grading, coordination of the marking process and importantly provided tips on becoming a productive grader. It discussed some of the most common issues arising in the marking process and how to avoid major problems as the exam marking period approaches.


A video of the workshop, with minor edits, is available on YouTube:


Slide handouts from the workshop (PDF)


  • Prof Ralf Becker (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Chris Wilson (Loughborough University)
  • Jon Guest (Aston University)
  • Dr Annika Johnson (University of Bristol)


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