External Examiner – Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health)

Opening Date:
15 May 2019
Closing Date:
7 Jun 2019
Salary Range:

The School of HLS is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner to a range of modules within our pre-registration programmes. The remit involves assessment of SCQF level 9 and 11 modules relating to our BSc and MSc Programmes. The Modules are managed by the Mental Health Division, though some are shared with Adult Field students. The modules to be examined are:


  • Research Evidence and Practice (Shared with Adult)
  • Strategies for Mental Health
  • PLE 3.2 Independent Study (Mental Health)
  • PLE 3.1 and 3.3 (Practice learning modules)


  • Nursing Values in Practice
  • Contemporary Mental Health
  • MH Nursing Practice

External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at subject panels where student marks are ratified. A schedule of subject panels per academic session will be made available. 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 Moodle Virtual Learning Environment).

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s). Relevant professional experience and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.

The appointment will be with effect from 1 October 2019.

Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an induction will be provided by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at: https://www.uws.ac.uk/about-uws/academic-life/quality-enhancement-support-team-quest/external-examiner/

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