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14th February
to 20th March
300 You will earn 300 gold points for completing this activity.
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Project: Hack Your Assessment!

14th February to 20th March
Join a student/staff collaboration to transform the way we understand and celebrate success in higher education.

Here are Rise we’re passionate about giving you opportunities to tell your story, and the Rise assessment is part of this. We ask you reflect on your experiences in a creative way, to demonstrate how your experiences are valuable and are contributing to your future success.

But what counts as creative? What counts as valuable? And what counts as success?

For this project, we’re looking for a team of students to think differently about assessment. Our assessment process already asks students to do things differently, but what if we really started to change the rules? With no limitations, how would you demonstrate the value of your Rise experiences, and define your own sense of success at university? Beyond Rise, what is university assessment for, and how might it be different?

Working alongside academics from Manchester Met’s Centre for Learning Enhancement and Education Development, you’ll get the chance to think about the design of education. What decisions do university educators make, and how are these influenced by policy, education theory and context? Each week, we’ll have a guided discussion about key elements of the Rise assessment, and you’ll be tasked with going away and completing further research to develop your ideas.

You’ll also get the chance to think outside the box – we want this project to produce new ideas around assessment, so we’ll be encouraging you to play in the space and develop your own methods.

Anyone can take part in this project – any subject, any level. However, its reflective nature means it would best fit students who have already taken part in some Rise experiences, especially those who have already submitted a Rise assessment in previous years.

If you’re eligible for the Rise assessment this year, you should be able to use this work as part of your submission for credit. The project end date gives you a month to draw this together before the final deadline.

If you want to get involved, send us an expression of interest outlining a) your reasons for getting involved and b) your previous experiences with Rise and the Rise assessment.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... with students across the university
  • Gain experience... of an educational design project
  • Reflect... upon your existing Rise experiences
  • Contribute... to the ongoing development of the Rise programme
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 14/02/24 - BS 5.06 (N Atrium)
    Week 1: Get to know your team and challenge
    The first week of this project involves meeting your team.
  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 21/02/24 - N/A
    Week 2: Understanding Assessment - POSTPONED
    This session has been postponed - follow instructions from previous session.
  • personal_video 14:00 to 15:30 on 28/02/24 - Takes place online
    Week 3: Develop Your Idea
    Start to develop your thinking about how you might transform assessment.
  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 06/03/24 - BS 3.06
    Week 4: Develop Your Idea
    Develop your idea and create an action plan
  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 13/03/24 - BS 5.06 (N Atrium)
    Week 5: Putting it all together
    Pull your ideas together and start to plan your presentation
  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 20/03/24 - BS 5.06 (N Atrium)
    Week 6: Present your idea
    Present your final idea to a panel of experts.