Episode 013: A Student’s View on Assessments

Hello and welcome to episode 13 of the Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University podcast.

As we approach the assessment period for students, we have decided to focus some of the upcoming content on various elements of the assessment process.

In this episode, we focus on a student’s view of assessments. Future episodes will look at giving feedback, the Deans of Education from all three faculties’ views on assessment, and how to get the best out of feedback.

For the first section, we speak to Emily and Josh, who are our regular student contributors. Ben from LTDS caught up with Emily and Josh to discuss how they deal with assessments in university and how they found the jump from A levels to university assessments.

In the second half of the episode Liv Jonassen, an Academic Skills Development Manager from Liaison Services in the Library, has put together (what we hope is the first of many) a section about how the Library can support students in getting the best out of their assessments. Firstly, she speaks to three students (James, Vicky, and Zoe) about their experiences. Liv then provides some great advice and insight about the writing process. Finally, Liv catches up with Dr Helen Webster, the head of the Writing Development Centre, also based in the Library, to discuss techniques for students to tackle exams.

Thank you to all our guests this week, we hope you enjoy this episode.

If you would like to get in touch or have an idea you would like to share. Please email ltds@ncl.ac.uk and use the title ‘Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University Podcast idea’.

Transcript available

Show Links

ASK Website – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/academic-skills-kit/

ASK pages on assessment – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/academic-skills-kit/assessment/

ASK pages on writing – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/academic-skills-kit/writing/

ASK pages on where to go for support https://www.ncl.ac.uk/academic-skills-kit/where-to-go-for-support/

Library homepage – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/

Library pages on assessments – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/news/item/refresher/

Student Union pages on assessments – https://www.nusu.co.uk/support/sac/academic/

Student Union Welfare pages – https://www.nusu.co.uk/support/#welfare/

Newcastle University Wellbeing pages – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing/

Episode Transcript –http://podcasts.ncl.ac.uk/learningandteaching/files/2021/12/Episode-13-Transcript-1.pdf