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 and should be consulted for information on external examiner reporting requirements.
External examiners are required to submit one report annually on the University’s approved reporting template.
Following the Board, the external examiner should complete the relevant report form, and submit it via the approved template as soon as possible, and no later than 30 June (UG programmes) or 30 November (PGT programmes).
It is essential that all relevant sections of the report are completed – both the ‘tick box’ questions and the sections that require written comments.
External examiners must not identify individual students or staff in their reports. If this does happen, Academic Affairs or the School will redact this information.
The Secretaries to Boards of Examiners are responsible for directing external examiners to the relevant form for completion.