My research concerns fair assessment in higher education. More specifically, we explore how skills such as critical thinking and problem solving can best be assessed, whilst minimizing potential bias against (ethnic) minorities. To do so, we consider how bias affect students’ performance assessments on writing and presenting. Additionally, we want to get stakeholders – think teachers and students – involved by enquiring them about what they consider to be fair assessment. Ultimately, we intend to use the results of this research to develop guidelines for educational assessors to facilitate fairer assessment practices.