NUI Galway’s academic council has approved a proposal to introduce anonymous marking of exams commencing in the next academic year (2017-18 ) that no student’s name will appear on the formal examination papers and students will only be identified by their student ID number.
Students’ Union vice president/education officer Cathal Sherlock said; “Thousands of students have just completed their Leaving and Junior Cert exams anonymously while students at NUI Galway are still writing their names on their exams.
“I am delighted with the successful outcome of our year long campaign to introduce anonymous marking for NUI Galway students from September. Anonymous marking will remove the potential for any bias or unfair favouritism.”
NUI Galway’s vice president for student experience, Dr Pat Morgan said she shares in the enthusiasm for the adoption of anonymous marking and acknowledges the drive and support from the Students’ Union for this initiative.
“I am pleased also by the support of colleagues on academic council and that of academic staff in adopting the new policy,” she added.