Dissemination Strategy

The purpose of dissemination is to share learning about how we can best assess Masters level achievement, how we may optimise the feedback and support that Masters students receive and how we can ensure that assessment at Masters level is authentic, more valid, and thereby more fit-for-purpose.
Outputs that integrate national assessment, feedback and Masters level support priorities will be embedded to ensure benefits continue beyond the funded period:
  • The project report, guidelines and papers which will be widely disseminated, in partnership with our undergraduate partners, through peer-reviewed journals, international and national conferences including HEA and subject centre events, Leeds Met Press and the HEA and project websites.
  • Dissemination events will be hosted every year: in year 1 locally within project HEIs, in year 2 regionally around project HEIs, and in year 3 there will be a conference on Masters level assessment hosted at Leeds Met.
  • The repertoire of Masters level assessment methods will be made available to all UK universities via an online resource, as will a staff guide containing recommendations for good practice regarding providing formative feedback to students working toward Masters level awards.
Consultation with, and benefits for, stakeholders



Summary of benefits to Stakeholder (please cross refer to Section 11)

Masters level students


Journalism students meet sample M-level students.

Changes to Masters level assessment brought about by the project’s outcomes

Journalism students

Consulted as partners at every stage

Opportunities to publish

Project HEIs

Consulted throughout; Journalism students’ interview findings

Increased understanding of institutional and wider approaches to Masters level assessment

Wider HE community

Local and national conferences; staff resource including a searchable multimedia database of student and staff stories, and Masters level assessment exemplars/professional guides.

Insight into range of Masters level assessment approaches.