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.

External examiner appointment form

External examiner appointment form

Form

Handbook for external examiners

Handbooks providing institutional guidance and a general induction for external examiners

Guidance

External examiner report form

Form to be used by external examiners to provide feedback and comments on taught programmes and modules

Form

External examiner extension form

External examiner extension form

Form

Policy and code of practice on external examining

External examining policy

Policy

Handbook for Schools about external examining

Handbook for Schools about processes and practices relating to external examining

Guidance