External examiners

External examiners play a vital role in assuring quality and enhancement of our programmes. Whether you are an existing external or a member of staff wishing to appoint an examiner, this page should provide all the information you require.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Information for External Examiners

The following are available as part of the Academic Procedures and Processes:

Assessment boards

For information and dates about assessment boards, please refer to the Assessment web page.

Templates for External Examiners

Subject External Examiner Report template
(for externals appointed to programmes, modules, etc)
Award External Examiner Report template
(for externals appointed to comment on University processes)
Mentor Report Form

Fees and expenses

University of Cumbria External Examiner claim form (with effect from November 2014)
University of Cumbria fee guidelines
University of Cumbria expenses guidelines

External Examiner induction

Induction sessions are an opportunity to find out about University processes and a chance to meet the relevant course team.

Newly appointed external examiners will be invited but if you are an existing external examiner and wish to attend, please contact us. The presentations from the last induction session are available here:

University information

QAA Concerns Scheme

The annual report template for External Examiners provides an opportunity for Examiners to submit a ‘Confidential Report to the Vice Chancellor’ where they have significant concerns relating to the academic standards of a programme. Where an External Examiner feels that any such issues have not be responded to appropriately, they may wish to refer to the QAA Concerns Scheme.