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Support for External Examiners


External Examining Handbook

The University's Handbook for External Examiners provides much useful general information about the University and the role and responsibilities of its External Examiners.



Mentoring arrangements are put in place for any newly-appointed Subject External Examiner who has no previous experience of external examining.

Information for programme leaders detailing how these arrangements should be made is available in the following guidance document:

Guidance Notes for Programme Leaders on Mentoring Arrangements for New Subject External Examiners


Campus Maps

Manchester Metropolitan University is based across two campuses - one in Manchester and one in Cheshire. For details about travel and maps of these campuses, please click here.

Links to Useful Websites

Information on how access the various component sections (including the appropriate benchmark statements) of the Quality Assurance Agency UK Quality Code for Higher Education is available via this link

The Higher Education Academy has produced a handbook for external examining which may be accessed via this link


Contact Details and Further Information

For further information regarding external examining, or to send any comments or general queries concerning this site, please contact:

Or write to:

Centre for Academic Standards & Quality Enhancement
Student and Academic Services
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6BH
United Kingdom