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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.

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.

Doctoral programmes

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

Annual Reports

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 department responses are made available to students on request and via their SSLC.

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.

Finance and Procurement provide an External Examiner Expenses Claim Form for UG (First) Degrees and PG (Higher) Degrees.

Any Questions

In the first instance, please contact your department contact as noted in your appointment letter. You can also email