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External Examiner Vacancies in HE

1. External Examiner vacancy for FdA Fashion Design and Clothing at: Bishop Burton College (Validated by the University of Hull)

The University of Hull is seeking a dedicated individual to undertake the four-year role of external examiner for the validated FdA Fashion Design and Clothing and BA (Top-Up) Fashion Design and Manufacture programme at Bishop Burton College, with immediate effect until 30 September 2023.

The successful applicant will have the appropriate level of expertise in relation to the role to be performed, in addition to extensive knowledge of the subject area.

Core duties of Programme External Examiners include:
monitoring the continued currency and validity of the Programme as a whole;

verifying that the standards of the assessment of programme learning outcomes are appropriate for the level of award;

attend or send feedback for the Boards of Examiners at which student achievement in the programme for which they are responsible is classified and degree awards and progression are recommended;

comparing the academic standards of student performance within the Programme as a whole with those of other higher education institutions;

ensuring that the Boards of Examiners are adhering to the regulations pertaining to the calculation of awards and progression;

submitting an annual report using the University’s pro-forma once per academic year.

The successful applicant will be paid the standard University fee and any reasonable travelling expenses.

Please send expressions of interest and an accompanying CV to FACE-Partnerships@hull.ac.uk. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


2. Bucks New University is looking to recruit an External Examiner to be responsible for modules on the BA Textile Design course.

Our Textile Design course at Bucks explores three main textile practices – knit, print and surface design. Our students have access to a wide range of industry standard workshop facilities and dedicated academic support in order to push the boundaries of their disciplines and create innovative textiles.

The appointment will be for four years commencing 1st December 2019 (or following internal approval).

The examiner will be responsible for the following modules delivered as part of the final year of the programme :

TX603 – Final Major Project
This module is the final creative module of the student’s degree, pushing them to explore their own avenues of investigation and creative development underpinned by depth of research and innovative technical skills.

AD603 – Professional Practice
This module focuses on building knowledge and skills to support professional practice in design and the creative industries. Extending your work in relation to career aspirations, you will develop visual, verbal and written presentation skills to support communication within a range of business, financial and professional frameworks.

We are looking for someone who is suitably qualified with expertise in the above areas, ideally a Programme Leader or Senior Lecturer on a similar programme. Previous experience as an external examiner is preferred but consideration will be given to all candidates who can demonstrate their suitability for the role. Full particulars of the role and its responsibilities can be found in our External Examiners Handbook, which is available via our External Examiner webpages (https://bucks.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-policies/external-examiners).

Please note: External examiners may not be responsible for more than two programmes at the same time in accordance with quality assurance good practice. All examiners must be eligible to work within the UK in accordance with Home Office requirements.

For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Poppy McKinnon-Evans at Poppy.McKinnon-Evans@bucks.ac.uk

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th December


3. Weymouth College is seeking to appoint a new External Examiner from September 2020 for the FdA Contemporary Photography Practice programme delivered in partnership with University of Plymouth.

Further details about the course can be found here

Course modules are as follows:

First Year: Level 4 Modules: Analogue Photography, Digital Imagery, Industry Work Experience, Photographic Analysis, Studio Techniques, Portraiture and Culture
Second Year: Level 5 Modules: Moving Image Project, Contemporary Photography in Context, Photobook Project, Professional Practice, Self-Directed Project.

Further information regarding the requirements for External Examiners for programmes delivered in partnership with the University of Plymouth can be found via this link

To apply please forward your CV to roz_osborne@weymouth.ac.uk


4. Weymouth College is seeking to appoint a new External Examiner from September 2020 for our FdA Contemporary Fine Art Practice programme delivered in partnership with University of Plymouth. Further details about the course can be found here

Course modules are as follows:

Year 1: Foundations of Studio Practice, Fine Art Printmaking, Fine Art Painting, Fine Art Sculpture, Context of Practice, Professional Practice

Year 2: Personal Context, Conceptual Practice, Development of Fine Art Language, Fine Art Studio Practice, Curation and Exhibition, Business Practice

Further information regarding the requirements for External Examiners for programmes delivered in partnership with the University of Plymouth can be found via this following link

To apply please forward your CV to roz_osborne@weymouth.ac.uk