Once your appointment has been approved by the University, we'll send you an appointment letter and contract(s) setting out the details of your appointment(s) and honorarium to be paid.
Please familiarise yourself with the following documents as part of your induction to the role of External Examiner, found at Academic Regulations:
External Examiners for modules and taught programmes of study - Policy and procedures
- Academic Regulations for Programmes of Study
- Subject Assessment Panels and Award Assessment Boards
- Assessment Offences and Research Misconduct Procedure
- Extenuating Circumstances Policy
You can also browse our links to other useful information and view the documents below:
Subject/programme level briefing
The faculty/partner will also send you subject/programme level information to support you in your role. Find out more about what you should expect to receive in subject/programme level briefing.
Appointment of a mentor
In some cases the appointment of a mentor may be a condition of appointment. Requirements for mentoring sets out the circumstances when a mentor is required and offers guidance on the role.
External Examiners’ Conference
The University’s annual External Examiners’ Conference is a great opportunity to meet others and share practice.
Home Office checks
If you're a new External Examiner you'll need to submit documentary evidence confirming your right to work in the UK, to ensure the University is compliant with Home Office regulations. For more information please see Guidance for nominees on the University’s procedure for checking External Examiners right to work in the UK.