Using BuddyCheck to Support Peer Review

Sarah Carnegie, Lecturer of Human Resource Management

Newcastle University Business School

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


What did you do?

Using Buddycheck to support the peer review of assessed group work on a 40-credit capstone module BUS3053 Management Consultancy. Business School policy is that peer review will be carried out on any module where the group work is 50% or more of the module marks.

Maximum of sixty-four students can take the module. Students work between October and March in teams of a maximum of eight students to research and provide recommendations to an external client to address an agreed ‘business’ issue. The assessed group work is the client presentation [10%] and the client report [40%].


Who is involved?

Sarah Carnegie and the teaching team on the module initially worked to develop the criteria for the peer review and the explanatory document to be issued to students.  This was supported with guidance from LTDS on how BuddyCheck works.


How did you do it?

In this video Sarah takes you through the process she took to use BuddyCheck within her module.


Why did you do it?

The following video take you through the reasons why Sarah used this approach.


Does it work and Student Voice?

How has this been received.


This approach develops the following skills and attributes:

  • Reflective
  • Self-aware

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