The University places great value on its relationships with its external examiners; you play a critical role in assisting the University to discharge its responsibilities with respect to the standards of our awards. Thank you for all that you do to support this integral and essential part of our quality assurance framework.
Upon appointment, you will be invited to attend a University induction event. These are held twice a year (usually in March and in September) and we strongly encourage you to attend. The induction includes briefings on the role of the external examiner and on the University’s Regulations for progression and award. The afternoon is spent with your Department and is a great opportunity to meet those with which you will working and also understand departmental-specific assessment processes. See the induction information for specific dates.
The core tasks to be undertaken are to:
The External Examiner Annual Report Forms for 2019/20 are available below as Google Forms. If you would prefer to do so, you may also complete your report using a Word version of the 2019/20 Annual Report form and submit it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please select the appropriate form to complete:
(You may wish to refer to the Summary of Questions, prior to completing the form)
As Google Forms does not save responses until you submit the form, we would recommend you prepare your answers in advance or keep copies of your responses just in case you lose internet connection before submitting the form.
Please claim your fee and expenses using the University’s paper claim form:
Your fee is paid on receipt of your annual report. In addition, the University will pay travelling expenses and any other reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in accordance with our guidelines:
If during the course of your engagement you have serious concerns about the academic standards or quality of provision for which you have external examiner oversight, these concerns may be raised directly with the Vice-Chancellor of the University via submission of a confidential report.
If you have a serious concern relating to systemic failings in the academic standards of a programme(s), which remains unresolved after having submitted a confidential report to the Vice-Chancellor, you may invoke the QAA’s Concerns Scheme or, if applicable, inform the relevant professional, statutory or regulatory body.
If you have any questions about your engagement as external examiner please contact your department or the Academic Support Office at email@example.com.