Inclusive Marking and Feedback

The University is committed to inclusivity and it is important that this is reflected in transparent and consistently applied assessment practices. This will ensure parity and fairness for our diverse student body.


This policy sets out the University’s commitment to inclusive marking and feedback practices which apply to all written work submitted by all students.  It also includes information about flagging for students with specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), and other disabilities.

This guidance on implementing the inclusive marking policy will take you through practical steps of what to consider when designing your assessment, creating your marking criteria and informing your students. It provides advice on ensuring that all colleagues marking the work take a consistent approach and provide feedback which is inclusive for all students. 

Specific guidance is provided to enable markers to tailor their feedback effectively for flagged students on The Inclusive Feedback for Disabled Students web page.