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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 Courses (BEC).

Key resources

It is important that you should be familiar with:

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.


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 Quality and Standards Team
General application and interpretation of assessment regulations Academic Quality and Standards Team
Individual student cases (always quote the student ID in your email) Student Records Team
Application of QA12, and External Examiner queries Academic Quality and Standards Team


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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