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External examining

External Examiners play a fundamental role in assuring academic standards by providing an external perspective on academic standards, student achievement and the conduct of the assessment process at the University of Bedfordshire.

The roles and responsibilities of External Examiners are set out in Chapter 5 of the Quality Handbook - PDF 428.9 KB .

Boards of Examiners

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Schemes have two levels of formal decision making on student progression and awards: Portfolio Boards and Scheme Boards.

In addition internal Boards, known as Student Attainment and Review (StAR) Boards, provide a means for monitoring student engagement and attainment, and preparing grades and decisions for consideration by Portfolio Boards.

Further information on boards of examiners can be found in Chapter 6 of the Quality Handbook - PDF 138.1 KB .


Information and guidance on the assessment of students can be found in Chapter 8 of the Quality Handbook. - PDF 467.5 KB

All chapters of the Quality Handbook are available here

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