Outstanding Contribution to Feedback

Dr Meiko O’Halloran, Senior Lecturer in English

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Meiko O’Halloran, Senior Lecturer in English, puts her success in the Outstanding Contribution to Feedback category at the 19/20 NUSU Education Awards down to

  • Focussing on the positive
  • Enhancing autonomy
  • Using peer feedback in small group settings

In the following clips, she explains in more detail how she does this in the context of the module she teaches on Romantic Literature. Dr O’Halloran discusses how she quickly adapted to moving teaching online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, her students’ positive reception to those changes and the unexpected benefits it brought.

Firstly, Dr O’Halloran talks about her approach to giving feedback and its impact.

In the clip below, Dr O’Halloran discusses how giving students more autonomy in assessment helps to prepare them for independence beyond the classroom.

Dr O’Halloran discusses below her use of peer feedback and its benefits, especially in small group teaching.

In this final clip, I asked Dr O’Halloran how she had adapted her plans for teaching in 19/20 in response to the Covid-19 requirements and what she would be bringing with her into 20/21.

Graduate framework

This approach develops the following attributes:

  • Confident
  • Collaborative
  • Critical thinkers

Colleagues can find out more about the Graduate Framework on the University intranet.


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