External Examiners

External Examiners

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

Introduction to University

On appointment as an External Examiner you will have received a welcome email containing key contacts and information. 

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.

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 Handbook 7: External Examiners. 

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

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 frameworkUG assessmentPG assessmentInternal moderation and Academic offences.


For external examiners:

Materials from the January 2020 Induction Event:

For University staff: