University of the West of Scotland
School of Health and Life Sciences
External Examiner Vacancy
The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner to a range of modules within our undergraduate and post-graduate pre-registration nursing suite of programmes. The remit involves assessment of modules relating to:
NURS07044 Exploring Mental Health
NURS09234 Evidence Led Enquiry
NURS09235 Leadership in Mental Health
NURS09236 Managing Mental Health
NURS11158 Health & Society
NURS11159 Managing Mental Health Care
NURS11160 Research in Practice
External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessment methods/samples/results and completion of an annual report. A schedule of module confirmation events per academic session will be made available and external examiners would be expected to complete external moderation in line with these dates. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to make use of the system during the external moderation process (this being accessible through the Virtual Learning Environment).
Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s) and experience. Relevant professional experience in the fields of mental health nursing, an NMC professional registration and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.
The appointment will be with effect from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2026.
Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an online induction will be provided by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at:
For informal discussion, please contact:
- Betty Scholes, Programme Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org