DEP: 3.9 Trainee Feedback on Teaching

The Academic Unit is keen to ensure that evaluation by trainees is both sought and that a response is given. The Programme Board and Academic Unit Programme Board (AUPB) oversee this process. Trainees are asked to complete end of year programme evaluations, which will be presented to Programme Board Meetings to which one or two trainee representatives from each year are invited. Trainees are also asked to complete module evaluations at the end of the year, which will be collated and shared with trainees in the following years.

The Module evaluations are presented in an Annual Report to the (AUPB) following presentation to the Programme Board. This overview is used to raise broader issues regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and to demonstrate the programme’s response. It is a University requirement that trainees should be informed of the results of their feedback.

More immediately teaching sessions are evaluated by trainees and feedback passed both to the presenter and to the programme tutors. In addition, tutors share certain teaching sessions to enable peer review to take place.

Quality Assurance

Trainees in Years 1 and 2 are asked to submit an End of Year Review which is submitted at their appraisal. If a trainee wishes this to be anonymous, there will be a box that trainees can deposit reviews in when they have their appraisal, or they can give it to their personal tutor. In Year 3 the end of year review is not anonymous and takes the form of an exit interview, both looking back at the year and ahead to the first year in practice.

In addition as part of the SEEL placement quality assurance Year 2 and 3 trainees are asked to complete an online questionnaire in June and evidence completion of this in their work files.