Welcome message from the Vice-Chancellor

At Teesside we are committed to delivering excellence and enhancing academic and professional standards and we see a robust external examining framework as an integral part of achieving this.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment to the role and to say that the constructive feedback given to us as part of the process is invaluable in driving quality enhancement and is greatly welcomed and appreciated.


Message to External Examiners linked with the University's UK College Validated Partners

In August 2016, Teesside University gave its Regional College Network of Validated Partners formal notice of its strategic decision to withdraw from the partnerships.  This affects the following partners:

  • Askham Bryan College
  • Bradford College
  • Dearne Valley College
  • Grimsby Institute Group
  • Kirklees College
  • Leeds City College
  • Newcastle College
  • New College Durham
  • Oldham College
  • Wakefield College

During the 'teach out' period, the University will continue to fulfil its quality and enhancement functions.  The External Examiner role is a key part of the quality system and will of course be retained.   As each College reaches the end of its partnership with Teesside University, relevant External Examiners will be contacted by the University to inform them of subsequent arrangements.  As always, the University appreciates the support and commitment from External Examiners in ensuring the standard of awards and the student experience. 

If External Examiners linked to the above partners have any queries, please contact SERAResponse@tees.ac.uk in the first instance.  Thank you

Dr Kate Gillen, DL - Academic Registrar


Message to External Examiners relating to the restructuring of the academic year

Dear Colleague,

The University is currently reviewing all its courses against a revised Academic Year Structure, with the intention of moving to a semester model of teaching for implementation in September 2016 for all courses except those delivered in the School of Health and Social Care. 

The School of Health and Social Care will be moving to a trimester model in due course.   Your views will be sought on the individual courses that you externally examine, and this message is to give you notice that University Schools will be consulting with you in the near future.

Thank you for your help with this initiative, and for your continuing valuable contribution to the University.

Dr Kate Gillen, DL - Academic Registrar


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