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External examiners

External examiners

External Examiners are individuals from another institution or organisation who monitor the assessment processes of the University to ensure fairness and academic standards. They ensure that assessment and examination procedures have been fairly and properly implemented and that decisions have been made after appropriate deliberation. They also ensure that standards of awards and levels of student performance are at least comparable with those in equivalent higher education institutions.

An overview of External Examiners’ reports relating to Alliance MBS undergraduate programmes will be shared with student representatives at our undergraduate Staff Student Liaison Committee, where details of any actions carried out by the programme team/School in response to the External Examiners’ comments will be discussed. Students should contact their student representatives if they require any further information about External Examiners’ reports or the process for considering them.

The Programme External Examiner details are as follows:


The External Examiner for this programme is Dr Vassilis Kodogiannis

Name of Institution: University of Westminster

Position at current Institution: Reader in Computational Intelligence


The External Examiner for this programme is Dr Nicholas Tsitsianis

Name of Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Position at current Institution: Senior Lecturer

BSc Management and related degrees

The External Examiner for this programme is TBC

Name of Institution: TBC

Position at current Institution: TBC

BSc Accounting

The External Examiner for this programme is Professor Roy Chandler

Name of Institution: Cardiff Business School

Position at current Institution: Professor of Accounting                                                                              

Please note that it is inappropriate for students to make direct contact with External Examiners under any circumstances, in particular with regards to a student’s individual performance in assessments.  Other appropriate mechanisms are available for students, including the University’s appeals or complaints procedures and the UMSU Advice Centre. In cases where a student does contact an External Examiner directly, External Examiners have been requested not to respond to direct queries. Instead, External Examiners should report the matter to their School contact who will then contact the student to remind them of the other methods available for students.If students have any queries concerning this, they should contact the Undergraduate Assessment and Student Support team at