Feedback Champions

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Southampton Feedback Champions Conference, 29 April, Garden Court, Highfield

Posted on February 20, 2015 by in Events

IMG_0635_smallAll university staff and students welcome!

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Wednesday 29 April 2015, 9.30-4.30pm
Garden Court, Highfield

The Southampton Feedback Champions conference is a unique opportunity for all staff and students to meet and work together to improve feedback across the University.

Come and listen to inspiring talks by students and colleagues who are are passionate about feedback and want to share their experience with you. You will also get the chance to discuss feedback with students and get their input on what works and what doesn’t.

IMG_7864_smallWhether you are a student or a member of staff, you will:

  • Learn about the Feedback and other Student Champions across the University
  • Hear about existing good feedback practice
  • Collaborate with other staff and students to find concrete solutions to improve feedback
  • Make a difference for you and your peers!
Keynote speaker

Dr Tansy Jessop is the Head of Learning and Teaching at the University of IMG_7875_smallWinchester. She leads the ‘Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment’ (TESTA) National Teaching Fellowship Project, which has spread to more than 50 universities in the UK, Australia, India and the USA.  She developed the ‘proof of concept’ for the Student Fellows Scheme at Winchester through her management of the JISC-funded project, ‘FASTECH’. At Winchester, sixty Student Fellows work in partnership with staff on educational research and innovation projects. Tansy began her career as a secondary school teacher in South Africa, completing a PhD on teacher development in rural KwaZulu-Natal.  She has published on social justice, narrative inquiry, learning spaces and assessment and feedback. View Tansy’s profile at


09:30 – 10:00 Registration / Tea and Coffee / Networking
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome from Dr. Russell Bentley, Assistant Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), and Laurence Georgin, Southampton Feedback Champions Project Manager, University of Southampton
10:15 – 11:00 Plenary keynote: Dr Tansy Jessops, University of Winchester
11:00 – 11:30 Break / Networking
11:30 – 12:30 Southampton Feedback Champions Project presentation, Laurence Georgin and the Southampton Feedback Champions (Rameesha Anwar, Amber Dudley, Claire Gent, Abisola Tina Hammed, Giles Howard, Gagan Jhajj, Alyssa Prasmusinto, Rebecca Wainwright)
12:30 – 13:00 Working with students as partners – Southampton Champions, Fiona Harvey & Sarah Rogers, University of Southampton
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch / Networking
14:00 – 14:50 Staff and students working groups led by Southampton Feedback Champions
14:50 – 15:20 Break / Networking
15:20 – 16:10 Staff and students working groups led by Southampton Feedback Champions
16:10 – 16:30 What next? Prof. Alex Neill, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Southampton

Feedback from delegates

“The conference was amazing. I’m a student and it actually helped me get more insight of what to expect from my feedback!”IMG_7988_small

Vicky Chin, student

“Some stimulating ideas emerging at the University of Southampton Student Feedback Conference.”

Professor Alex Neill, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education

Resources from the conference

Keynote speaker PPT: The challenge of feedback design: evidence, principles, action – Dr Tansy Jessop

Keynote speaker video:

Southampton Feedback Champions PPT: Southampton Feedback Champions – Laurence Georgin & Champions

Southampton Feedback Champions video:

Animated video 1 – Nearly a first*:

Animated video 2 – Low mark*:

* These videos have been produced by Dr John Canning as part of the European-funded project SPEAQ (

Southampton Student Champions PPT: Student Champions_Sarah Rogers

Southampton Student Champions video:

Notes from the afternoon’s group discussions: Feedback Champs conference – Group discussions notes


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