External Examiners

External Examiners

External Examiners

The University has in place regulations for the appointment of external examiners.   The process of appointment is overseen by the Academic Quality Unit; approval of nominations takes place through the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee, on behalf of Academic Board.

Flow Charts of process for the nomination of External Examiners:

External Examiners are provided with a Handbook which details the following:

  • the roles and responsibilities of external examiners and of the University (see Section 1);
  • the induction arrangements for external examiners (see Section 2);
  • the requirements for external examiner reports (see Section 3);
  • the way in which external examiner reports are used by the University (see Section 3);
  • the administrative procedures for the submission and payment of external examiner fees and expenses (see Section 4);
  • information about the academic framework and generic assessment regulations (see Section 5).

This Handbook, and links to other key information, report templates and expense claim forms, is accessible via the left hand bar of this page.

The next External Examiners' Induction Day for newly-appointed External Examiners will take place on Thursday 10th January 2019.  Please contact Margaret Chaffey if you wish to attend.


External Moderators

Based on the Regulations for the nomination and appointment of external examiners cited above, the University also has in place Criteria for the Appointment of External Moderators specifically for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)/Initial Teacher Training (ITT) (Early Years) provision. The process of appointment is overseen by the Academic Quality Unit; approval of nominations takes place through the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee, on behalf of Academic Board.