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External examiners

Resources for geographers currently working as, or aspiring to be, external examiners for taught programmes.

Resources for external examiners

Email & discussion lists

Subject resources

  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography
    A description of the nature and characteristics of programmes in geography, and general expectations about standards for the award of qualifications in terms of the attributes and capabilities demonstrated.
  • SEEC credit level descriptors for Higher Education
    Credit level descriptors define the level of complexity, relative demand and autonomy expected of a learner on completion of a module or programme of learning, providing a description of levels of learning through a hierarchy of knowledge and skills.
  • Unistats website
    A comparison of official course data for undergraduate course by university.

The role of the external examiner

Individual university websites also usually provide detailed information about the process of external examining for their institutions and the expectations of external examiners.

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