Academic Rights: Feedback

As part of our work around representing your academic interests, the Students’ Union passed a policy at Academic Board in 2018 that focused on improving your feedback. The policy ensures all feedback is returned within a 20 working day period, is constructive and is clear about your academic performance.


  • You should receive feedback on all work you submit.
  • Your feedback should be returned to you within 20 working days or less (bear in mind working days are usually Monday to Friday but do not include bank holidays and dates when the College is closed, such as their Christmas and Easter breaks).
  • Some work will not be returned to you in 20 working days because there is a pedagogic (academic) reason, like your dissertation or final year project, but this should be made clear to you if this is the case.
  • Your feedback can come in a variety of forms, on paper, verbally, or peer-to-peer. All of these feedback methods are useful and can help you to improve on your work.
  • Your feedback should be clear about your academic performance and the use of marking criteria in assessing your work. These marking criteria should have been made clear to you and have been easily accessible since the assignment was set.
  • Feedback should be constructive, it is there to help you know where and how you can make improvements.

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