Professional Development Course for External Examiners

Zoom (link to be sent in due course)
Wednesday 15 November (09:00) - Thursday 30 November 2023 (17:00)


Wed 15th to Thu 30th Nov 2023 (see below)


This course was developed by Advance HE in partnership with Office for Students to provide professional development for external examiners. as part of the degree standards project on external examining.

The aim of the course is to enable aspiring, new or experienced examiners to:

  • Understand the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher education and be confident to undertake it.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgement, and explore the implications for external examining.
  • Use evidence informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and the enhancement of student learning

Course Details:

Course Details:

 a) 3-5 hours online preparatory work to be undertaken: 15th – 22nd November
 b) 2 half day Zoom workshops: 23rd November and 30th November  (9:15am - 1.00pm GMT)
 c) 1 hour post course reflection writing: 1st-11th December

  • Places available: 35

**Please note that this session is open to all University of Birmingham staff with an interest in external examining, and current external examiners of University of Birmingham programmes and modules (please cascade as appropriate).

Should you have any questions or queries in advance, please contact Danielle Hinton or Lisa Coulson.


Register in advance for this meeting via the Professional Development Course for External Examiners booking form.


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