Guidance for External Examiners
Information for University of Bath External Examiners supporting all taught programmes and units.
Support for External Examiners
Handbook for External Examiners (taught programmes)
You will find all information on the role of External Examiners for taught programmes in the Handbook for External Examiners for taught programmes, updated each year.
Induction and support from the department
To ensure you are best supported in your role, your department will provide initial and ongoing induction activity. Further details are provided in your Handbook, and in the advice document for departments, Guidance on Induction for External Examiners.
For information on the role of External Examiners in doctoral programmes, please visit Guidance and forms for staff involved in doctoral provision.
External Examiners for doctoral programmes should refer to the Guidelines for Research Examiners.
Sources of further information
- QA12 External Examining (Taught Provision). This includes details of the nomination process and criteria for appointment of an External Examiner.
- Quality Management
- QAA UK Quality Code, Advice and Guidance: External Expertise
- QA7 Research Degrees.
An Annual Report template is used to submit reports to the University. If you require copies of reports from previous years, please approach the departmental contact noted in your appointment letter.
All Annual Reports and departmental responses are made available to students online at External Examiners Annual Reports.
Fees and Expenses
Departments arrange payment of fees on receipt of your Annual Report.
Making an expenses claim
Details of how to make a claim are available from the department contact noted in your appointment letter.
In the first instance, please contact your department contact as noted in your appointment letter. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.