This section of the handbook goes into more detail about submitting coursework, the importance of its originality and a brief introduction to the role of the exam board and decisions they could make (along with listing the external examiners for your course).
Copies of Past Examination papers are available on Blackboard under each module where available, or in your subject group's information module (e.g. CEAC General, Mathematics Noticeboard, etc.)
Universities are responsible for the quality of the education they provide and, for the academic standards of the awards they offer. External examining is one of the important checks on those standards.
Universities appoint External Examiners from higher education, industry, and professional institutions. Those appointed are suitably qualified and experienced and are external to, and independent of, the University. External Examiners are able to provide carefully considered advice on the academic standards of the awards, programmes and/or modules to which they have been assigned, and can offer advice on good practice and opportunities to improve the quality of those programmes/modules. External Examiners are also able to offer a view of how standards compare with the same or similar awards at other higher education institutions.
An important feature of external examining in the UK is the provision of annual written reports by each External Examiner. Universities consider these reports carefully, and either take action in response to any recommendations or make clear the reasons for not taking action.
Students have an important role in the management of standards and quality, and External Examiners' reports are made available to students as part of this and should be discussed at Student Staff Committees. To access the most recent External Examiners’ reports for your programme please see your MAP home page in the Degree Programme information section.
The current External Examiner(s) for your degree are:
Name of External Examiner
Position (e.g. Professor)
The role of External Examiner does not include responding to individual student queries, and if you have any queries about an External Examiner’s report, you should contact your student representative who will raise the issue with the University Programme Director or at a Student Staff Committee on your behalf
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