History UK Assessment Resource – CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Date / time: 15 April, All day

History UK Assessment Resource - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


History UK’s Assessment Working Group is exploring different aspects of history assessment in Higher Education. It aims to gain a better understanding of history assessment in varied contexts including different types of HEIs, throughout degree programmes and across the UK. The aim is also to produce support and guidance for both developing and diversifying history assessment.

The group will be surveying Directors of Teaching (or equivalents) to understand the assessment landscape in HE with a discipline specific focus.

The group are also creating an edited resource about the many different ways in which history can be assessed in Higher Education. This will include ‘traditional’ forms of assessment such as the essay and exam, and more ‘innovative’ forms such as creative outputs and ‘authentic’ assessments. We aim to demonstrate diversity in history assessment by covering a wide range of assessment types and variety within assessment types. The call for expressions of interest to contribute to this exciting new resource is open until 15 April 2024.

Please complete the assessment resource expressions of interest form at this link: https://www.history-uk.ac.uk/assessment/.

Other areas of work being undertaken by the working group include postgraduate assessment, assessment and transitions to university, and ‘alternative’ assessments such as public history projects, ‘live briefs’ and creative outputs.


History UK is the independent national body promoting and monitoring History in UK Higher Education. It is funded by history departments or their equivalents and campaigns on issues of concern to academic historians and the broader history community, particularly in the following areas:

  • The profile of history in higher education and beyond.
  • The state of the profession, particularly the recruitment and career development of undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and staff.
  • Research culture, including the research resources available to historians and the impact of the REF.
  • Teaching and learning within the discipline, especially the impact of the NSS and TEF.
  • Audit culture, to ensure that the demands of external audit and quality measurement are appropriate to the discipline and light in touch.