External Examiners

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The training video below will help orientate you to external examining at USW.  After training please complete this short survey: External Examiner Training Survey.



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


External Examiners are expected to attend at least one subject assessment board per tenure and the Progression and Award Board annually. All External Examiners are required to submit an annual report to QAE within 4 weeks of the board attended.

Course External Examiners responsibilities will span their professional subject knowledge and their expertise as an academic in the operation of courses.

The annual Course External Examiner Report for the 2018/2019 academic session is now available. Please note that this must be completed online but a Sample External Examiner Course Report has also been made available for you to review prior to your online submission, should this be required.

The annual Adroddiad gan Arholwr Allanol Cyrsiau for the 2018/2019 academic session is now available.

If you require access to the 2017/2018 report please email us.

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 (Bilingual) – 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

Award and Progression Assessment Board Guide

Subject Assessment Board Guide