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External Examiners

External Examiners are appointed to assist the University in monitoring the standards of the awards it makes to its students and the quality of the education provided in line with the expectations set out in Chapter B7 of the UK Quality Code.

The role of the External Examiner is to assure the quality of students learning experiences and to ensure that all students are assessed fairly in line with the University’s Senate Regulations (SR4 & SR5).

A list of our External Examiners can be found below:

External Examiners for undergraduate programmes
External Examiners for postgraduate taught programmes

Appointment of External Examiners

Senate Regulation 4 sets out the criteria for appointment of External Examiners of taught programmes.
Senate Regulation 5 sets out the criteria for appointment of External Examiners of research degrees.

Appointment of a new examiner form
External examiner extension form
Process for dealing with Right to Work checks

For all queries regarding the appointment of External Examiners please contact external@brunel.ac.uk.

Annual reports from External Examiners

The University requires all External Examiners to report formally each year. Current students and members of staff can access the annual reports from our External Examiners, and the University’s responses to them.

To see the list of External Examiner reports and responses from the past three academic years, please see the External Examiner Reports page.

For College staff to respond to External Examiner Reports, and monitor the status of reports for the current academic year, please see the Responding to External Examiner Reports page.

If you are an external examiner and what to submit a report, please see the Submitting External Examiner Annual Reports page.

Resources for External Examiners 

Record of attendance form
Summary of fees
Non-staff expenses form
Guidance on Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses
BACS transfer form

External Examiners' Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter

Dates for Panels and Boards of Examiners

Provisional dates for 2016
Summary of Classification and Award Mechanism for Taught Programmes

Briefing Day

We hold an annual briefing day in February/March for all External Examiners of taught programmes. The next briefing day will take place early in 2017 and all External Examiners will receive an invitation and further details nearer the time. 

Information from the last briefing day can be found below:

The rules and regulations for the assessment and awards of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes are set out in Senate Regulations 2,3 and 4.

Please contact external@brunel.ac.uk if you require any further information.http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/administration/governance-and-university-committees/senate-regulations