Professional Development of External Examiners


Course description



The University is taking part in the HEA’s external examining project being managed by HEFCE on behalf of the devolved administrations to explore, across all four nations, sector-owned processes focusing on professional development for external examiners.

This course is a day-long event and will be facilitated by the LLI in conjunction with Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy).


Unfortunately there are no further dates scheduled at present. When workshop dates are available they will be released and advertised here on the course description.

If you would like to register your interest please contact email

What will I get out of this course?  The aim of the professional development course is to enable aspiring, existing or experienced examiners to:
  • understand the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and be confident to undertake this; 
  • develop a deeper understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgement, and explore the implications for external examining;
  • use evidence-informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and the enhancement of student learning.
Who is it for?

Aspiring, existing and experienced external examiners from within the institution. 

Participant preparation needed?

For participating delegates there will be between 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs preparatory work, which will be hosted on the Higher Education Academy’s VLE.  Two weeks prior to the course the participants will receive an email invitation to set up an account.  

Additional Information


What prior experience do I need?

Delegates can be experienced or aspiring external examiners.

Formal assessment?



Leicester Learning Institute (LLI) and External Consultant from the Higher Education Academy.

Delegate places

Maximum 30 delegates
Minimum 20 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete our Professional Development of External Examiners (Booking Form)



About the workshop content:
Contact Dr Lynnette Matthews email:
Tel: (0116) 223 1809.

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Organisational Development, Div of HR, email / tel: (0116) 252-5021. 

For Office Use Only

Course Code: SDCTR105


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About Us

Location, where are we?

Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004 (ground floor),
Astley Clarke Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH





(0)116 252 5021