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Duties of External Examiners

Duties of External Examiners

Handbook for External Examiners of Taught Programmes

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Further information on your role and duties as an External Examiner are outlined in section 44 of the Newcastle policy:

The key areas we ask you to consider and review are:

  • Evaluating the standard of Newcastle University awards.
  • Evaluating assessments and marking
  • Evaluating the curriculum and research-informed teaching
  • Evaluating educational partnerships

In your report form you will have an additional set of questions to respond to on the external examiner report form. These questions ask for opinions on the comparability of standards with Newcastle only provision and on the level of student attainment.