Right to work checks for External Examiners of UG studies
We are legally required to ensure all prospective members of staff are eligible to work in the UK. Appropriate documentation needs to be supplied and checked before starting work with us.
As External Examiners for undergraduate studies − referred to as External Examiners (UG) − are employed as workers, the checks apply to anyone joining in this capacity. Checks can be carried out by providing us with your original documentation or by using the Home Office Online Right to Work Checking Service. For further details, please refer to our right to work guidance.
The information required needs to be provided to one of our Programme Administrators either before or during your first visit to the University (such as a Board of Examiners Meeting). Please refer to our list of approved Programme Administrators by department to find out who you'll need to contact. The Programme Administrator will manage the right to work check in line with the right to work guidance.
Due to the legislation on right to work in the UK, we cannot allow any External Examiner (UG) to carry out work without having completed a satisfactory right to work check prior to commencing work.
If you have any queries on the documentation you need to provide for a right to work check, please contact the Staff Immigration Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The terms of your appointment are outlined in our QA Code of Practice (Statement 12). Further information and resources are available on our QA Code of Practice web page.
Please note, these checks do not apply to External Examiners for higher degrees (such as Masters and PhDs). They are referred to as External Examiners (PG) and are engaged as contractors and not employed by the University.