Responding to new initiatives to protect the value of UK degrees published today on behalf of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA), Alison Johns, Advance HE CEO, said,
We welcome these initiatives and the guidance documents. The protection of standards and integrity of degree awards are vital components underpinning the outstanding reputation of the UK higher education system.
“As the guidance documents highlight, Advance HE has an important and ongoing contribution in the maintenance of degree standards through the training of external examiners.
To date, we have trained more than 2000 staff as external examiners. As a result of our programme, 39 institutions are rolling out training for their staff to become, or to become more effective, external examiners for other institutions.”
Alison Johns, Advance HE CEO
To get involved, please email us directly on External.Examining@advance-he.ac.uk
Find out more about Advance HE’s Professional development course for external examiners
Find out more about the Degree Standards Conference 2021: Improving assessment literacy and maintaining academic standards on 18 June 2021