The purpose of this five-year project is to:
- Design, pilot and deliver different approaches to the professional development of external examiners.
- Propose evidence-based and cost-effective longer-term approaches to the professional development of external examiners operating across the higher education system in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- Explore approaches to the calibration of standards, presenting recommendations for future work in this area.
External Examiners Directory
Degree Standards Conference 2021: Improving assessment literacy and maintaining academic standards
Date: 18 June 2021
New for 2021. This conference will explore two ways to ensure the maintenance of academic standards – firstly, improving assessment literacy amongst staff, students and other members of the HE community and secondly, enhancing the reliability of academic and professional judgements. At this event, you will hear from leading researchers and institutional leaders as well as experts who have been involved in the design and delivery of the Degree Standards training of external examiners.
This conference will explore the outcomes and insights that have emerged from the OfS-funded Degree Standards Project.