The University is responsible for the quality of education it provides and for the academic standards of its awards. The University appoints External Examiners, on the basis of nominations received from Schools, to help staff maintain nationally (and internationally) comparable standards in undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes.
The Academic Policy team in the Division of Teaching, Learning and Student Development (TLSD) oversees the processes for nominating, appointing, and circulating the reports of External Examiners for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
Faculty Graduate Officers oversee the same processes for External Examiners for research degree programmes.
Information and guidance for External Examiners
Information, guidance and forms for existing and new External Examiners.
Information for University of Manchester staff
Information and guidance for University of Manchester staff regarding processes around External Examiners.
Returning reports & claim forms
All reports must be sent to External.Examiners@manchester.ac.uk
Completed claim forms should be sent, with original receipts, via post to:
Teaching and Learning Assistant, Teaching, Learning and Student Development, 2nd Floor, John Owens Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
For information or enquiries about External Examiners, please contact:
If your enquiry is urgent, contact the Teaching and Learning Assistant, on:
Tel: 0161 275 2057 (internal extension 52057)