Appointment Process

The University operates a robust appointment process for its External Examiner roles, setting out criteria and restrictions on appointment in line with the QAA Quality Code and adopted sector norms. We have provided a brief overview of the External Examiner appointment process (PDF). More detailed guidance on the appointment criteria can be found in the Taught programmes procedures‌, along with further information on the selection process.

Right to Work

In order to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the University is required to carry out right to work checks on all new External Examiner appointments. This occurs at two points; initial checks obtaining colour copies of right to work evidence submitted with the nomination stage, and verification checks on presentation of the original right to work documentation by the External Examiner on their first visit to campus. The points at which these checks are carried out, and the processes and roles involved, are detailed in the guidance document Right to Work Process.

Note: External Examiners are not permitted to do any work and the University cannot pay any fees or expenses until the right to work verification is completed.