5.5 Preliminary Arrangements and Right to Work in the UK

1. External Examiners who have accepted appointments shall be provided with a link to the relevant chapter of the Academic Quality Handbook by the Academic Registry to ensure that they understand and can fulfil their responsibilities. The Academic Registry will organise a Briefing Day each session for new Examiners on undergraduate and taught postgraduate schemes.

2. Each External Examiner shall be supplied by the relevant academic department with copies of the syllabuses and schedules of assessment for the scheme(s) of study concerned, together with notification of the dates set for the meeting of the relevant Examining Boards.

3. In accordance with the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, External Examiners names, roles and institutions will be published on departmental staff webpages, and against individual modules/schemes on the module/scheme database.

4. In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the University has an obligation to ensure that all those engaged in work with the University are legally eligible to work in the UK. In order to carry out this check the University requires you to provide a scan of appropriate document(s) from either List A or List B (available here) which should be submitted as part of the nomination process. The University will hold an induction day for new External Examiners in late November/ early December, at which attendance is requested. External Examiners are asked to bring the original right to work documentation to this event where the verification process will be completed. If an External Examiner is unable to attend this event, the process will be completed upon their first visit to the University. A copy of this document will be held by the University in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. It will not be possible to process expenses or fee claims without successful completion of the right to work check.