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Appointment of External Examiners

External examiners are appointed by the Education Committee (Quality and Standards) based on the recommendation of the relevant School. An external examiner should normally have substantial experience in teaching and examining and should hold an academic appointment of at least Senior Lecturer level.

External examiners are appointed as subject or programme external examiners. The nature of the appointment determines the work which the external examiner is expected to undertake and the requirements for attendance at Boards of Examiners meetings. Further information can be found in The Role of the External Examiner section of this Code of Practice. 

Nominations, and in exceptional cases extension requests, for the 2023-24 academic year should be submitted to Academic Affairs by 31 March 2023 for consideration by the Education Committee (Quality and Standards) in May 2023. Links to the relevant forms can be found in the guidance below.