The External Engagement Team are responsible for managing the External Examining process, overseeing the quality of the University’s Collaborative Partnerships and managing the University’s record of and relationship with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

Academic Quality Development Officer

Catherine McVeigh, Academic Quality Development Officer, External Engagement


Cath joined Swansea University in 2005 as a Study Abroad co-ordinator in the American Studies department. In the role, Catherine worked with American Studies students to prepare them for their intercalary year and managed the experience of visiting US students to Swansea. In 2010, Catherine moved to the International Development Office where she had responsibility for coordinating the study abroad experience of students across the University on programmes with an international component. Catherine moved to her current role in Academic Quality Services in 2013. As a Quality Development Officer, she has quality oversight of collaborative partnerships. She also leads the External Engagement Team which manages the University’s External Examiners’ systems. Catherine’s commitment to developing the opportunities for international education connects all of these roles and her work meshes well with her passion for travel and world cultures.

Cath has the oversight of the University Collaborative Partnerships, as well as the relationships with the External Examiners, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

Academic Quality Engagement Officer

Nicola Hodgson, Academic Quality Engagement Officer, External Engagement

Nicola Hodgson, Academic Quality Engagement Officer, External Engagement   



Nikki joined Academic Quality Services in January 2020, having previously worked as a restaurant manager. She works primarily in the External Engagement Team, managing the External Examiners’ systems and providing support in the quality oversight of collaborative partnerships. Nikki is also directly involved in maintaining up-to-date, centralised records of the University’s Professional Accreditations. Nikki received both her BSc (Zoology) and MRes from Swansea University.

Nikki is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with External Examiners, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.