External Examiners are nominated to examine undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the School.
Departments are responsible for recruiting and nominating External Examiners. You can find out more about the process and eligibility criteria at External Examiner nomination.
External Examiner Nomination Form
Once appointments have been confirmed by the School, external examiners will receive a confirmation email, with details of their responsibilities. These appointment confirmations are sent from the Results Team in October/November every year.
External examiners should then liaise with the appropriate academic department(s) for more detailed information about their role.
The School's main periods for finalising results are as follows:
- June/July - undergraduate and 9/10-month postgraduate programmes.
- October/November - 12-month postgraduate programmes.
A small number of courses also run examinations in January each year, after which provisional marks are released. There are no exam boards associated with these exams, as all results are ratified during the main exam board seasons (above).
External examiners are required to submit report forms as soon as possible after the examination board(s) for the relevant programmes and courses. These should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once submitted, the forms will be circulated to appropriate members of staff within the School.