External Examiners

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The External Examiner Handbook provides details of the roles, rights and responsibilities of external examiners.


Subject External Examiners are expected to attend the Subject Assessment Board. Super Award External Examiners are expected to attend the Progression and Award Assessment Board. All External Examiners are required to submit an annual report to QAE within 4 weeks of the board attended, the details of which can be found below.

It is the responsibility of the course leader to upload completed external examiner reports with responses to their relevant course organisation on Blackboard. 

The annual External Examiner Report for Subject Assessment Boards for 2020/2021 academic year is now available for Subject External Examiners.

The annual External Examiner Report for Award and Progression Boards for 2020/2021 academic is now available for Super Award External Examiners. 

Please note that this must be completed online but a Sample External Examiner Report for Subject Assessment Boards and Sample External Examiner Report for Progression and Award Boards have also been made available for you to review prior to your online submission, should this be required.

In addition, the External Examiner Report for Subject Assessment Reports Addendum for 2020/21 academic year is also available for Subject External Examiners, where they have attended additional boards outside of the reporting cycle. 

If you require access to the 2019/2020 report please email us at: [email protected]

Please note that payments are released once reports have been received, approved, and attendance at the assessment board has been confirmed.

External Examiner Bank Details to Payroll - Bank Details to Payroll

The External Examiner Expenses Claim Form should be used by External Examiners appointed by University of South Wales.

Guidance for the completion of Expenses Claim Form which should be read in conjunction with the Travel, Subsistence and Business Entertainment Manual

Additional Forms:

External Examiner Additional Visit Proforma




The following training videos have been developed for use by our External Examiners.

Subject External Examiner Training
Super Progression and Award External Examiner Training