From feedback to feedforward:
Effective approaches to engage students

Wednesday 1 April 2020, University of Bath in London


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we have made the decision to cancel this event. Given the importance of 'social-distancing' to help tackle the health risks associated with the virus we believe that hosting a event of this sort at the current time is not in the best interests of our members, staff and stakeholders.

If you are registered for this event you should have received an email from Michael Griffiths with further details. If you have any questions please contact Michael Griffiths ( For further details of how our events are effected by the pandemic please read our plans here.

If you spend hours crafting feedforward comments, but find your students only read the grade, then this workshop will give you some alternative approaches to engage them with your advice and ensure your time is well spent.

The skills of reflecting and acting on feedback help to develop personal resilience and well-being throughout students’ lifelong learning journeys into employment and beyond. This workshop explores feedback from both a student and staff perspective. We will look at some of the pedagogy around feedback from the student perspective. Guest speakers will explore with participants some practical strategies for crafting useful feedback and engaging students with its use.


  • Using Peer Assisted Learning to help students engage with feedback
  • Verbal and digital approaches as effective alternatives to written feedback
  • Making sense of rubrics, matrices and lists to provide feedback to large cohorts
  • Using growth mindsets to help students recognise feedback opportunities
  • The merits of looking beyond grades

Facilitators and speakers

  • Liz Gee CMBE, Associate Dean, Fashion Business School London College of Fashion, UAL
  • Karen Robins, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire Business School
  • Angela Dalrymple, Director of Student Education and Experience, London South Bank University


If you are a CMBE, this event will allow you to claim up to 6.5 units towards your annual CPD.

09:30 - Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - Introduction and aims of the workshop

10:30 - The student perspective: What is Feedback Literacy? A brief survey of the literature

10:45 - Case Study: Using Growth Mindsets to help students recognise feedback opportunities

11:30 - The staff perspective: Workshop: Crafting useful feedforward

12:30 - Networking Lunch

13:15 - Practical strategies for engaging students with feedback:

  1. Using other students as PALs to engage with feedback
  2. Does it have to be written? Verbal and Digital solutions
  3. Rubrics, matrices and lists: Large cohort solutions
  4. Grades are not everything?

15:45 - Break

16:00 - Summary, takeaways and action planning

16:30 - Close

The event will take place at the University of Bath in London:

83 Pall Mall
St James'

Please Note

This event offers different booking rates for those who are registered CMBEs, and those who are not. Please ensure you select the correct rate for yourself and your colleagues when making the booking.


CMBE subscribers: £185 (save £50)

Non-CMBE delegates: £235
(Note: if you are not subscribed to the CMBE scheme you must be from a Chartered ABS Member school to attend this event)

Want to apply for CMBE and pay for this event? The total to pay will be £285 (£100 CMBE subscription and £185 event fee). You must apply to become a CMBE first, and have your application approved before you register for the event. Please apply here.

Group discounts: A 25% discount is applied to each additional person for groups of 2 or more. If you wish to book for a group of five or more people please email us for a special booking code. If you would like to make a group booking which includes at least one colleague who also wishes to pay for their CMBE subscription, please contact us so we can issue you with a special booking code.

Want to pay by invoice? Please provide a valid Purchase Order Number when making your booking.

If you have any questions please contact Michael.

Michael Griffiths
CMBE Administrator