The External Examiner system enables the University to ensure that the qualifications it awards are of a suitable standard, and that the student performances are judged appropriately.
Student Services – Service Development sends out a letter of appointment to all external examiners for taught programmes, together with a list of programmes and the fee for that session. An information sheet is also provided which contains a link to all relevant information the external examiner will need (please see below).
Guidance on completing and submitting the annual report and how we use it. Copies of previous examiners' reports are available on request from the Head of School.
Annual Report Form in Word format.
Submit your Annual Report Form and Signing on Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance on claiming fees and expenses incurred.
Signing on Form in Excel format - to be completed annually upon submitting your annual report form.
Expenses Form in Word format for expenses.
Suggested Fee Payments to External Examiners
Guidance for Schools on the appointment of external examiners including nomination forms.
The presentations made at the 2018 February induction event are available below:
PVC Welcome Presentation
Quality and Standards Presentation
Academic Regulations Presentation
Exams Officer Presentation
We request that all newly appointed External Examiners attend an induction session and examiners will be sent details of sessions as appropriate.
Particularly relevant extracts from the University's Quality Manual:
Appointment and Responsibilities of External Examiners sets out the role and duties of External Examiners, together with the criteria for appointments. The Head of School provides additional material regarding the course, such as syllabuses and marking schemes, and arrange a briefing meeting.
Regulations for Taught Courses
Students with disabilities
The University of Nottingham Qualifications Framework
Link to Programme Specifications for all Campuses
for general enquiries email Quality and Standards. For specific duties, please contact the Head of School directly.
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