Internal and external examiners and assessment assistants are essential to the assessment process.
Find out how to appoint, train and supervise internal examiners, external examiners and assessment assistants as well as the information they will need to help them through the assessment process.
Every taught, credit-bearing module must have an internal examiner: an identified individual that takes responsibility for the assessment and awarded marks on the module.
External examiners are an essential part of the University's quality assurance processes. The role of the external examiner is to provide assurance to the University that its assessment system is fair and operated equitably, and to ensure comparability of the University's standards with those in peer institutions.
Assessment assistants work under the supervision of an internal examiner to assist with the assessment of students' work. The internal examiner remains responsible for the awarded marks.