TEF, an emergent REF2021 set of rules, and uncertainty about a post-Brexit future seem to dominate the UK higher education landscape at the moment. TEF’s aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning are shaping university endeavours. Two of the articles in this issue focus on the learner experience and how it can be transformed by innovative approaches to assessment and feedback. Madar has explored the use of the PechaKucha presentation style as a mode of assessment for students. The claim is that innovative assessment methods can provide students with the skills that are widely sought after by employers. Murphy and England examine the notion of student feedback as a key benefit to the provision of quality teaching in the HE sector, drawing from a study in psychology.
How to Cite:
Hatzipanagos, S., (2018) “Editor's note”, New Vistas 3(2), p.1. doi: https://doi.org//uwl.48