Policy & Guidance for Examiners and Others Involved in University Examinations

This Policy and Guidance provides information for examiners and all other staff involved in University examinations. It combines both the relevant examination regulations and statements of policy and guidance on examinations and assessment. Its purpose is to provide a summary of the main regulations relating to examinations and assessment (both for undergraduate and taught graduate courses), and to set out those additional policy requirements relating to examinations and assessment which the University has established. The information is intended to assist examiners and examination administrators in running an examination in accordance with the regulations. It has been compiled in consultation with the Head of Examinations and Assessments and others involved in the day-to-day administration of University examinations. It outlines the sequence of events and various other matters related to the conduct of examinations.

The annexes provide further information on a number of exam-related topics as well as other useful resources and documents.

The following annexes/pages are available separately as MSWord or PDF documents for ease of use:

Example examination paper front page (180kb)

Report on an application for consideration of factors affecting performance (21kb)

Annex F - Form of report on examinations (17kb)

Annex I - Consistency in examination conventions (28kb)

Plagiarism procedures guidance (101kb)

Annex L - Proctors' Guidance on Turnitin (174kb)


A PDF version of the full Policy and Guidance (including all Annexes) is available below:

Policy and Guidance for Examiners (1,573kb)