External Examiners

External Examiners

External Examiners

The University has in place regulations for the appointment of external examiners.   The process of appointment is overseen by the Academic Quality Unit; approval of nominations takes place through the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee, on behalf of Academic Board.

Flow Charts of process for the nomination of External Examiners:

  • Replacement of Current External Examiners
  • For newly-approved Courses

External Examiners are provided with a Handbook which details the following:

  • the roles and responsibilities of external examiners and of the University (see Section 1);
  • the induction arrangements for external examiners (see Section 2);
  • the requirements for external examiner reports (see Section 3);
  • the way in which external examiner reports are used by the University (see Section 3);
  • the administrative procedures for the submission and payment of external examiner fees and expenses (see Section 4);
  • information about the academic framework and generic assessment regulations (see Section 5).

This Handbook, and links to other key information, report templates and expense claim forms, is accessible via the left hand bar of this page.

Other Useful External Links

UK Quality Code for Higher Education

AdvanceHE (was Higher Education Academy) External Examiners' Handbook 


INDUCTION

The next External Examiners' Induction Day for newly-appointed External Examiners will take place on (Thursday 7th January 2021).  Please contact Margaret Chaffey if you wish to attend.



Useful Links

Blackboard VLE

How to access Blackboard link here 

External Examiners

Assessment

FAQs

Claiming Expenses :- Please submit all expenses via the electronic expenses system; if you do not have access to this system would you please contact m.chaffey@worc.ac.uk in the first instance.

Nomination Form (New Appointments - for completion by Course Team)

Extension to Appointment/Duties Form (for completion by Course Team)

External Examiners' Handbook (updated December 2019)

Mentoring Policy for New External Examiners

External Examiner Report Template

Chief External Examiner Report Template
External Examiner Supplementary Report Template (for specific external examiner completion only)

Induction Day Information - January 2020 Presentations

Quality Assurance and Enhancement and External Examiners January 2020 - Presentation 1

The Regulatory Framework and the Assessment Journey for External Examiners January 2020 Presentation 2