To ensure that there is consistency in the level being assessed across different universities, and that the process within each institution is fair and correctly administered, there is a system of External Examiners to monitor and advise the delivery of degrees —from the design of the courses through to the agreement of marks and degree awards. External Examiners come from other Universities, or professional bodies.
External examiners play a part in the assessment scrutiny and they also examine moderated assessments. They are members of the Module Assessment Boards (MABs) and Programme Assessment Boards (PABs) to ensure that regulations are correctly and fairly applied to all students. For more information about External Examiners please see Appendix 3.
'Year 1 = Level Four, Year 2 = Level Five, Year 3 = Level Six.