External Examiners - Learning Enhancement - University of Derby

External Examiners

External Examiners Information on the University’s External Examining system for maintaining nationally comparable academic standards

Introduction to University

For details regarding the University including information on the academic colleges and departments, please view our organisational structure. The University’s academic calendar details the exam and re-sit periods for all UG taught provision. Programme-specific information and key dates can be obtained from your programme contact.

Key contact details for External Examiners can be found in the Key contacts document. The welcome letter you received on the induction CD details the programme contacts for your area.

Roles and Responsibilities

Please see our short summary on the different Roles in operation at the University and the associated expectations. You can also find further information in this extract from the Department of Learning Enhancement Handbook 7: External Examiners. This can also be found in the University regulations and in your induction CD.

The following guidance material is also available to support External Examiners:

Additional support

The Department of Learning Enhancement runs online Q&A sessions accessible to all External Examiners.  Examiners will be sent details on the dates and times of sessions by email.

Processes and Regulations

Detail on the processes for how the University manages its External Examiner system can be found in Handbook 7 - External Examiners.

Key academic regulations of the University that may be applicable to External Examiners including Credit framework, UG assessment, PG assessment, Internal moderation and Academic offences.


For external examiners:

For University staff:

What's Happening ...

Programme Performance Checks

Staff development sessions to help programme teams prepare for the new Programme Performance Checks are available on request through your College Lead in Quality Enhancement - Further guidance materials are being provided on Sharepoint.