How to ensure that your programme complies with the external examiner policy

External examiners are essential for providing impartial and independent advice on academic standards and student achievement.

At least one external examiner must be appointed for each subject/group of subjects that make up a part of a programme leading to an award.

It is essential that all programmes comply with the University's Policy for External Examining of Taught Programmes.

This policy covers the criteria for appointing an external examiner, the appointment process and the jobs an external is expected to complete.

The page linked above also provides relevant forms, including the form for the appointment of a new examiner.

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