The Policy and Code of Practice on External Examining of Taught Programmes sets out the role, powers and responsibilities that the University assigns to its external examiners for taught programmes. It is aligned with the expectations and indicators of sound practice described in the QAA's Quality Code for Higher Education. The Policy and Code of Practice is supported by a Handbook for External Examiners and a Handbook for Schools about External Examining.
We ask our external examiners to produce an annual report using the University's External Examiner Report Form.
External examiner appointments are formally approved, on behalf of the University Court, by the Quality and Academic Standards Committee following a reccomendation from the relevant School. Schools are required to submit a completed External Examiner Appointment Form to the Quality and Academic Standards office to progress the appointment. Appointments are for 3 years in the first instance with the possibility for extension for a further year. Schools must submit a completed External Examiner Extension Form to the Quality and Academic Standards office to extend the appointment.
Handbooks providing institutional guidance and a general induction for external examinersGuidance
Form to be used by external examiners to provide feedback and comments on taught programmes and modulesForm