All collaborative centres will need to hold examining boards in order to consider and confirm students’ progression and final award classifications.
Examining boards are a key part of the quality assurance processes to ensure that standards are comparable with those of other schemes within the University of Wales and the UK.
BEfore the EXAMINING board
Marking student work
All student work should be marked by internal examiners. Please follow and ensure that markers make full comments. It is good practice for work to be marked anonymously and for markers to complete marking sheets.
If (plagiarism or collusion) is suspected, the university’s Unfair Practice Procedure must be followed and the university must be informed and invited to attend any hearing.
At least one month prior to the examining board, the institution administrator should upload an examination transfer. This will generate a University mark sheet (ORF). Please refer to the Guidance for Registration and Examination Transfers for further information.
Internal examining board
An internal board should be held in advance of the examining board.
Students should be made aware of the process for submission of extenuating circumstances in the student handbook. Applications should be considered first at the internal examining board or a special circumstances committee.
Review of student work by external examiners
External examiners will need to review a sample of all marked student work prior to the examining board to enable them to confirm the marks awarded and comment on the assessment process.
If your scheme has been taught/assessed in a language other than English, you will also need to provide translated copies of the assessment and student work.