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Preparing to take part in an examination board

Resources and guidance to help University staff prepare for Boards of Examiners for Units (BEU) or Boards of Examiners for Programmes (BEP).

Boards of Examiners and COVID-19

Additional guidance for staff on arrangements for the Boards of Examiners is available via links on Academic Registry's wiki page.

Key resources

It is important that you should be familiar with:

Additional guidance:

Related information

Guidance sessions

Guidance and context for Chairs of Boards of Examiners is available from Academic Registry in addition to exam board support coordinated by Assistant Registrars (Faculties/School) and the Head of Learning Partnerships.

Contact the Academic Standards team to arrange a guidance session from Academic Registry.

SAMIS & Business Objects training

Training sessions are held on how to use SAMIS and Business Objects.

Guidance on servicing committees

Emily Commander, Head of Strategic Governance, offers a general guidance session for staff servicing committees (note: not examination board-specific).


The following induction is strongly advised if you are acting in one of the following roles for the first time, or need a refresher:

Chairs and Directors of Studies:


Independent Observers:

Key contacts

First point of contact for examination board queries

Assistant Registrars (Faculties/School) or the Head of Learning Partnerships

Additional expertise is available regarding:
Application of QA35, and conduct of examination boards Academic Standards, Courses & Committees (in Academic Registry)
Assessment regulations and complex student matters James Arthur, Head of Registry Services
Amy Cavanagh, Assistant Registrar (Student Records)
Application of QA12, and external examiners Academic Standards, Courses & Committees (in Academic Registry)


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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