External Examiners

External Examiners

External Examiners


The Handbook, and links to other key information, report templates and expense claim forms, are all accessible on the University of Worcester External Examiner SharePoint pages

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.

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).


Other Useful External Links

UK Quality Code for Higher Education

Advance HE guidance - link to webpage


The next External Examiners' Induction Day for newly-appointed External Examiners will take place in November 2023.  Please contact Academic Quality Team for further details .




Useful Links

Blackboard VLE

How to access Blackboard link here 

External Examiners



Claiming Expenses :- Please submit all expenses via the electronic expenses system; if you do not have access to this system would you please contact The Academic Quality Team in the first instance.


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

External Examiners' Handbook 

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)