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Information for External Examiners

Welcome to the Academic Quality & Partnerships Office external examiner information and resource page.  Here you will find useful information for new and existing External Examiners.

The University Guide to External Examining is intended to provide a comprehensive guide to regulations and policy, to offer examples of good practice, and to demonstrate clearly how the University meets the precepts of the QAA Quality Code Chapter B7 (external link).

This Guide should be read in conjunction with the Regulations on external examiners for award-bearing taught courses. The University's Guide and Regulations are applicable to external examining at the University and at partner institutions.

In addition to the University's Guide, the Higher Education Academy have produced a useful Handbook for external examining (external website).

Induction Programme

External Examiners at the University of Bradford are required to attend an Induction within the first 18 months of appointment.

The next Induction Programme event will be on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

The presentation slides from the last Induction Programme are available here for information.

Annual Report

External Examiners should complete the Annual Report by the deadline to receive the annual fee payment.  For undergraduate modules and programmes the deadline is 31 July, or four weeks after the last Board of Examiners for the previous session.  For postgraduate modules and programmes, or a mixture of programmes and modules the deadline is 30 November, or four weeks after the last Board of Examiners whichever is the sooner for the previous academic session. 

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