The Transforming Assessment Pilot Scheme (TAPS) in Higher Education is a one year project funded in 2013-2014 by the Higher Education Academy.

The following 8 UK Universities were chosen to participate in the pilot, including the University of Roehampton, covering a wide range of disciplinary areas.


The participating Institutions are:

University of Roehampton

University of Edinburgh

University of Liverpool  

University of Southampton

Birkbeck University of London  

Buckinghamshire New University  

Keele University  

Teesside University  


The TAPS project carries out a reappraisal of assessment strategy, policy and practice building on the six tenets specified within the Assessment Standards: a manifesto for change (ASKe). This project offers a practical way for HEIs to take stock of their current approach to assessment and identify targeted areas to transform their assessment provision. The aim of the pilot is to further test the approach in the ‘A Marked Improvement' publication and provide an opportunity for HEIs to develop and share knowledge about the effectiveness of various ways to transform assessment in higher education.

Contact us

For further information or inquiries concerning TAPS and assessment practices at the University of Roehampton please contact us at assessment@roehampton.ac.uk

Please see here for further details on research taking place within the Department of Academic Enhancement, including other projects concerning assessment practices in Higher Education.

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TAPS forum brainstorming activity - Attitudes, assumptions and practices in regards to assessment

Principal Leaders of TAPs are Julie Hall and Bridget Middlemas, on behalf of the University of Roehampton Department of Academic Enhancement

The Roehampton TAPS team also includes:

Zareen Saleem- Senior Quality Officer - Academic Office

Joy Vamvakari - Student Intern - Department of Academic Enhancement


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TAPS forum brainstorming activity - Assessment practices in use within Universities 


TAPs activity includes undertaking research within Academic Departments, raising awareness and dialogue about assessment throughout the University, producing resources for students and staff on assessmenf, and attending the TAPs forums held by the HEA, which encourage dialogue between the participating institutions.

The University of Roehampton TAPS team worked closely with the following Departments:

The team also worked with the following Departments:

Upcoming TAPS activities

11 March 2014 - TAPS Final Core Forum - Leeds Metropolitan University

21 March 2014 - Assess for Success! - Bucks New University

3 April 2014, 9:30 am- Partnership in Assessment and Feedback - University of Edinburgh, South Hall Complex. For further information please contact Fiona Littleton

9 June 2014 - Assessment at Roehampton, TAPS - Changing the Learning Landscape Conference

This page is currently under development, please check regularly for updates

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TAPS Student Engagement forum, November 2013, HEA, York

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  TAPS brainstorming activity - Engaging students in assessment