I am Pete McLuskie, Assistant Professor in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE). 

Authentic assessment is important because students need to be able to demonstrate skills, mindsets and competences that cannot be acquired from more theoretical and more traditional methods of assessment. These type of assessments are not only more relevant but also have the potential to be more engaging for students, which will encourage greater attendance, and therefore increase success rates in the process.

Our group idea was around involving a range of stakeholders in teaching and assessment including employers and encouraging greater peer learning and assessment within student cohorts