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The Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Programme – University of Reading

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  • Enabling a consistently good student assessment experience

  • Providing an improved, supported assessment experience for staff

  • Reducing the administrative burden of assessments

The Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Programme


The Electronic Management of Assessment Programme has been created to deliver the University's long-term vision for online assessment while improving the underlying processes and supporting systems so that the University can achieve three core objectives:

  1. To enable a consistently good student assessment experience, not just in terms of delivering a more efficient process, but one that brings significant pedagogical benefits promoting effective student learning.
  2. To provide an improved and supported assessment experience for staff, with particular focus on the effective use of staff time.
  3. To reduce the administrative burden of assessment for the University, with a particular focus on the provision of technical solutions to ease staff workloads.



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Monthly Progress:



The following reports give the latest progress across the programme: 


EMA monthly newsletter- February 2018

EMA monthly newsletter- January 2018

EMA monthly newsletter- December 2017

EMA monthly newsletter- December 2017

EMA monthly newsletter- October 2017

EMA_monthly_newsletter - September_2017

EMA highlight report - August 2017

EMA highlight report - July 2017

EMA highlight report -June 2017

EMA highlight report - May 2017

EMA highlight report - April 2017

EMA highlight report - March 2017

EMA highlight report - February 2017

 get in touch:

GenerEMA-logo-presentational Enquiries

EMA Team

If you have any general questions or queries about the programme, please feel free to get in touch with the team using the email provided.  Please note, for student specific enquiries please use the address provided above.



Academic Director, EMA Programme

Dr Emma Mayhew

Emma has worked within the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations as an Associate Professor for ten years. During this time she has undertaken a number of senior roles including School Director of Teaching and Learning, Department Director of Teaching and Learning and School Senior Tutor. Emma is a University Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the HEA and has won both the Political Studies Association and British International Studies Association national awards for teaching excellence.


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Graduate Partner Team

For any student enquiries, please get in touch with our Graduate Partners (Yara, Sarah and Jack) using the email provided above.


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