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This section of the website is a brief overview for students of what kinds of feedback they can expect at university and how they can make the best of it. Other sections of the website focus on how staff can improve the feedback they give to students.


Making feedback work for you
Other resources for students
Feedback FAQs for students


Making feedback work for you provides guidance on how to make the most of the feedback given to you by staff.


Under Other resources for students you will find links to other websites with information about feedback.


Feedback FAQs focuses on key features of feedback. It tackles fundamental questions such as what’s meant by ‘feedback’; how, when, where and by whom feedback can be provided; and why feedback plays a vital role in high-quality learning.



The website has been designed, written and compiled at the University of Edinburgh by Dai Hounsell and Jenny Hounsell with the assistance of Chun Ming Tai. Universities, colleges and other non-profit-making bodies are welcome to reproduce parts of the website for educational and professional development purposes free of charge, provided that the source and authorship of the material are clearly and appropriately acknowledged. All other rights are reserved.


The website provides links to many journal articles, case studies and other downloadable material. Some of the articles (e.g. from the Higher Education Academy) are freely available to anyone, and we have provided the link to the page from which you can download the material, usually as PDF files. Where we have provided links to journal articles, we have tried as far as possible to use those which are freely available to Edinburgh University staff and students. Often the link will require you to type in your University user name and password in order to reach the page from which you can download the article. All materials which can be reached via this website are subject to the copyright restrictions of the journal or website concerned.