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Friday 20 September
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External Examining at Anglia Ruskin


If you are a current External Examiner please click here to access your dedicated web page.


The purpose of the external examining system in UK higher education is the provision of informative comments and recommendations upon whether or not:

  • an institution is maintaining the threshold academic standards set for its awards in accordance with the frameworks for higher education;
  • the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme(s) and is conducted in line with the institution's policies and regulations;
  • the academic standards and the achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education institutions of which the external examiners have experience (Indicator 2: QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter B7 External Examining, 2011).

External Examiners are responsible to the Senate as the body which authorises conferment of Anglia Ruskin's awards. External Examiners are asked to report on whether academic standards set by Anglia Ruskin University are at an appropriate level and to compare Anglia Ruskin's standards with those of similar programmes at other UK HE institutions.

Full details of the External Examining system, including their role, nomination and appointment criteria can be accessed in the Senate Code of Practice on External Examiners for Taught Courses.


Anglia Ruskin's External Examiners 2018/19

A full list of External Examiners appointed for 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years is available for Anglia Ruskin staff and students to view.


External Examiners' Annual Reports from 2018/19 (and responses to those reports)

Staff and Students can also view External Examiners'Annual Report for the 2018/19 academic year, together with the responses to those reports from the relevant Head of Department.

External Examiner Nomination and Extension forms

Nomination Form (for new appointments Tier 1 MAPs)

Nomination Form for Awards Boards (Tier 2 External Examiners)

Nomination Form for Validation Partners (for use by validation partner institutions only)

Extension/Modification Form (for extension of Tier 1 period of appointment, and/or 2 range of duties; or for modification of duties)


Further information for staff

Guidance on Workloads for Tier 1 External Examiners is provided in Appendix 1 of the Senate Code of Practice on External Examiners for Taught Courses (Thirteenth Edition, December 2018)