Academic Services

Boards of examiners

Guidance, policy and information needed by Boards of Examiners to carry out their business.


The guidance below is grouped according to policy and principle and operational guidance.

Policy and principle

Principles and remit for taught course and programme boards of examiners.

Operational guidance

Guidance on specific roles for boards of examiners.

Special circumstances

Boards of Examiners have Special Circumstances Committees to consider individual cases. It is a student’s responsibility to report any special circumstances, including all relevant documentary evidence.

NEW: The Special Circumstances policy has been revised and comes into effect from 16 September 2013. The key changes are that marks will not be amended due to special circumstances; and that the Special Circumstances Committee makes a binding decision which the Board of Examiners must follow in all but exceptional cases.

College specific guidance on models for Boards of Examiners and Special Circumstances is available from College offices.