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Guidance for externals

As a higher education provider, the University is required to ensure independent and external participation in the management of threshold academic standards. This includes the appointment of External Examiners for each course, and the involvement of graduates, and academic and industry experts in the validation and review of its courses. These pages provide advice and guidance to externals undertaking these roles.

The use of external examiners

To ensure our courses meet national expectations for standards and specialist content, and are considered relevant by future employers and practitioners, the University works with external examiners. They ensure that assessment arrangements are appropriate for the course learning outcomes and in keeping with university and national expectations, that assessment processes have been followed properly, and that the standard of work is benchmarked.

Find out more on the external examiners’ guidance page.

Course validation, revalidation and review

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Find out more on the validation advisors’ guidance page.