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Feedback at GCU

Good feedback is an essential part of learning for all students. You will receive regular feedback on your progress at GCU. This can help you to see what you are doing well in relation to your studies, and also help you to identify how you could improve your performance in the future.

What kind of feedback will I receive?

You are likely to receive feedback from a wide range of sources and in a number of ways. This might include:
Written – comments that you receive on an assignment or exam script
Verbal – comments from your lecturer or tutor, either within a group setting or individually
Peer – having discussions with fellow students about your work
Electronic – feedback received via GCULearn, email or other online tools
Self-reflection – taking time to reflect on your work and identity its strengths and weaknesses against the assessment criteria.

You might also receive feedback from other members of staff, e.g. within the Learning Development Centres or other Student Support Services. If you reflect upon, and use this feedback positively, it can help to enhance your future learning and improve your student experience.   

How can feedback benefit me?

Without feedback, it’s very difficult to know how to improve your performance at University – you’ll continue to make the same mistakes and will find it harder to identify your strengths.

Reflecting upon, and using, feedback positively can help you to:

  • Improve your grades
  • Understand what’s expected of you on your course
  • Review your overall performance across different modules
  • Improve your academic and study skills
  • Develop confidence and motivate you throughout your studies

How can I make best use of the feedback that I receive?

There are lots of things you can do to make the most of your academic feedback – visit our Student Resources page to find out more.