Belonging through assessment Symposium

Thursday 21st October

Join us for a day of interactive discussion, reflection and practice sharing, exploring perspectives and possibilities of assessment to nurture belonging as a way to address issues of social justice.

This symposium will feature presenters from across the higher education sector including Dr Maha Bali (Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt) and Dr Jan McArthur (Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK).

Colleagues from University of the Arts London, Glasgow School of Art and Leeds Arts University will open up the space to consider humanising, compassionate policies and pedagogies of assessment.

Topics will include: 

  • authentic assessment for social good in the creative industries 
  • compassionate feedback 
  • pass/fail grading and the implications of these on policy design and enactment.

This event forms part of the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project ‘Belonging through assessment: Pipelines of compassion’, led by University of the Arts London, partnered with Glasgow School of Art and Leeds Arts University.

Please book your place here:

More information
For more information about the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project, take a look at this blog.
You can also get in touch with Vikki Hill, Project Lead, at:
International colleagues and non-QAA Members should contact Vikki directly.
This event will be recorded and shared on the project blog.

SpeakerTalkTimings BST Timings UTC
Vikki Hill
Project Lead, UAL
Dr. Jan McArthur
Lancaster University
 Break/ sharing space11.15-11.3010.15-10.30
Professor Sam Broadhead, LAU
Dr Neil Currant, UAL
Peter Hughes, LAU
Panel discussion on pass/fail assessment in arts higher education11.30 – 12.3010.30-11.30
 Lunch Break12.30-111.30-12
Dr Maha Bali American University in CairoKeynote1.-212-1
 Break/ sharing space2-2.151-1.15
Mo-Ling Chui, UAL
Michael Smith, UAL
Janine Francois, UAL

Belonging & Assessment Lightening Talks2.15-
Nina Spencer, LUA
Professor Sheila Gaffney   LAU
CALM assessment model3.15-3.30

Amina Akhmedova, UAL
Simbi Juwon-Sulaiman, UAL

Student panel  3.30-3.50

Vikki Hill
Project Lead, UAL
Close and Thank you  3.50-4


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