Student focus group for e-self assessment

The CLaSS team are looking for student volunteers to take part in a focus group to review and discuss the e-self assessment exercise. Ideally we are looking for 1st year students, as you will have completed the self-assessment most recently.

The e-self assessment forms part of the university student induction and helps new students to reflect on existing skills, recognise areas for further development and plan how to develop skills.

It looks at 8 skills areas, including academic writing, reading, numeracy, digital literacy. On completion students can download a summary of their confidence levels for each skills area, which they can take to their personal tutor to discuss further.

As part of the focus group you will discuss with other students, your experience of the self-assessment, what you thought was good, what was missing, improvements we could implement. Any other ideas or alternatives we could use to help  prepare new students for transition into university, would also be very welcome. We look forward to getting student input into this essential stage of the student journey!  

Please note you will not be required to complete the e-self assessment again as part of this focus group.

Initially, we are proposing that the focus group will have a one-off meeting which will last approximately 1 ½ hours. If in the future we think it would be useful for the focus group to meet again, then we will invite all participants. If you would like to take part, then please contact Sarah Gomes ( in the Centre for Learning and Study Support to register your interest. All students, who take part will receive a voucher.