External examiners play a vital role in assuring the quality and standards of our awards. 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. The University’s Procedures and Processes align to the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

Information for External Examiners

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

IT Difficulties - If you experience difficulties in accessing the University's IT systems, it may be because you need to reset your password.   If this does not resolve the problem, please contact our IT Service Desk on Tel: 01228 618888 or via email itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk. Should you experience difficulties in accessing the programme Blackboard site, please contact your Programme Leader in the first instance so that they can ensure that you are enrolled on the Blackboard site.  Either of these options should help to resolve your access rights, however, if you are still having difficulty please contact AQD via e-mail externalexaminers@cumbria.ac.uk 


Assessment Boards

For information and dates about assessment boards, please refer to the assessment webpage


Templates for External Examiners


Fees and Expenses


External Examiner Induction

You are encouraged to engage with this presentation as soon as possible following your appointment.  The presentation will provide you with an insight into the role and responsibilities of the External Examiner and will also provide some context around our assessment processes.

You will also find the following PowerPoint slides useful:


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