Examining Boards

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.

Examining boards are arranged directly by the University of Wales, ideally at the start of the academic session. The academic unit is responsible for confirming the date of the examining board, issuing invites to attendees, and coordinating all subsequent travel arrangements. Examining boards can only take place once the date has been approved by the University of Wales.

This brief guide to examining boards is split into three sections:

during the Examining board


The University’s should be followed and the meeting chaired and minuted by staff from the Institution. Spreadsheets of students'results should be made available to all present (examples are provided in related links). 

The University has attendance at examining boards. The Board is Chaired by the Moderator, with External Examiners as full members. A University of Wales Senior Academic Officer or Academic Officer will also be in attendance.

Consideration of Award (undergraduate degrees)
Once the final degree classifications have been agreed by the examining board, the Academic Officer or Senior Academic Officer will enter the results on the ORF which will be signed by the Chair and all internal and external examiners.

Consideration of Award (master’s degrees)
Work contributing to Part 1 (taught element) and a Part 1 mark will be agreed and recorded on the ORF.