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Taught External Examiners

This section of the Code of Practice is intended primarily for the benefit of individuals appointed to a position as an External Examiner at Queen’s.  External examiners may also find useful information of use in other sections of the Code of Practice, especially the sections on Boards of Examiners and Mark Schemes and Classifications.

This section of the Code of Practice will also be of benefit to Queen’s staff seeking information on the University’s expectations regarding the role and remit of external examiners.

The University’s Regulations concerning external examiners can be found in the Boards of Examiners section of the Code of Practice on Examinations and Assessment.

*Important Note: The new risk-based external examining principles at Queen’s will be piloted in the following Schools:

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

The External Examining Standard Operating Procedures will apply for these Schools in 2023-24. These external examiners will be required to undertake the External Examiners Introductory Training 23-24.

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