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Appointing external examiners

External Examiners for undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses are appointed on an annual basis up to a normal maximum of four years' service. Council has the power to receive nominations and approve such appointments, and discharges its responsibilities in this regard through the Quality and Standards Committee.  The Academic Services Division provides advice and guidance to the Committee, particularly in regard to those nominations that fall entirely within the provisions of the Quality Manual.

Nominations for the following session for both re-appointments and new appointments are sought in July/August. The Academic Services Division sends lists of examiners and courses for the current session to Schools and Schools are asked to:

1. check the list and amend appropriately indicating those examiners to be re-appointed, deleting those who have finished their term of office and adding to the bottom of the list nominations for new examiners. If there are no changes to the lists, they are asked to return the lists to Academic Services Division.

2. ensure that for each new appointment of an External Examiner the following have been completed and returned:

i) a nomination form (form A);

ii) a curriculum vitae (forms Bi) for undergraduate examiners or form Bii for postgraduate examiners;

iii) complete form Ai for an existing External Examiner's duties to be extended during their term of office.


Guidance for Schools on the appointment and responsibilities of External Examiners


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