The Department of Quality and Standards (Q&S) manages the processes for external examining, including the nomination, appointment, induction and reporting processes.

The Department maintains a register of all External Examiners, coordinates the annual reports from External Examiners and authorises payment of fees and expenses.

Each External Examiner submits an annual report to inform the University’s monitoring of academic quality and standards. External Examiner arrangements are set out in the Quality and Standards Manual Section E

NEW EXTERNAL EXAMINER INDUCTION: The Quality and Standards Department will provide information for new examiners to support their induction.

Information for UCA External Examiners


External Examiners are assurers of standards and auditors of the assessment process. Their role is to assure the academic standards of awards at the University. External Examiners are required to submit an annual written report using the University’s report template.  

Further details can be found here: External Examiners Role and Fees document

Following a visit or when submitting an annual report, External Examiners should complete a Fee Claim Form and an Expenses Claim Form. Copies of receipts are required to process any expenses claims. Details of financial arrangements can be found in the External Examiners Role and Fees document

External Examiners should contact: with any queries.

Hotel accommodation and travel arrangements can also be made on request via: 

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