LOOP is the student-driven review and rating system for colleges, which aims to make further education more responsive to the needs of its learners. LOOP provides training to equip students to give constructive feedback.

Through LOOP students can tell colleges what they really think and be involved in making things better!.”

Sarah, New City College Student

How it works

LOOP has been a success in over 30 Further Education colleges and sixth forms to date. LOOP is all about turning feedback into action: Actively listening to student views and collaborating with them to turn feedback into practical actions that make a positive difference in their place of education.

Our method involves:

Training workshops to gather constructive feedback from a diverse spectrum of students, with a special focus on hearing from ‘the silent majority’ who do not normally speak out. Student representatives are empowered to pass on training to other students, creating a legacy of personal development.

LOOP allows students to review and give star ratings of the most important aspects of their education experience, including teaching quality, support, careers advice, and facilities. The LOOP methodology encourages students to celebrate good practice, whilst also putting the spotlight on areas that need improvement.

Solutions Workshops in the summer term bring managers, staff and students together to analyse feedback and develop conclusions and recommendations for change. As a result, LOOP provides the institution with a detailed final report containing quantitative and qualitative data from student feedback.


We believe every student is an expert in their own experience. Their views deserve to be heard and valued, and should drive improvements that benefit everyone. LOOP is a platform for students to shape positive transformations in their school or college, inspiring confidence in change and drastically improving relations with staff in the process.

Get involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work we do at Leaders Unlocked, please do send us a message via our contact us page. We are always keen to hear from young people who may want to take part in our projects, as well as professionals who may want to collaborate.

More than 65% of our
staff came from Leaders Unlocked projects

"We’ve been involved in peer engagement work with Leaders Unlocked. The young leaders we worked with engaged with over 100 service users in custody. We have been so impressed with the work. We are engaging with the young adults as colleagues, and the fact that they are former service users is almost secondary. The most important thing is the high quality work they are delivering."