External examiners are an important element in maintaining academic quality.
These webpages specifically deal with external examiners covering undergraduate programmes.
The external examiner assists the University in ensuring that:
- The academic standard for each award and award element is set and maintained at the appropriate level and that student performance is properly judged against this.
- The assessment process measures student achievement against the intended outcomes of the degree programme appropriately, and is fair and fairly operated.
- The standards of awards of the University of Edinburgh are comparable with those of similar programmes in other UK higher education institutions.
From nomination to payment
Standard letters, forms, degree regulations and Code of Practice
This article was published on Sep 17, 2013