The University of Southampton
Quality Handbook

External examiners

This section sets out the University’s policy and procedures for the appointment of external examiners and describes the role and responsibilities of external examiners for taught programmes. It also provides details about the process for scrutinising and responding to external examiners’ reports. 

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Appointment

By following this link, you will access information relating to the nomination, appointment, modification, extension and termination of an external examiners at the University of Southampton.

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Roles and Responsibilities

By following this link, you will access information relating to the role and responsibilities of external examiners at the University of Southampton.

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Scrutiny of reports and responses

By following this link you will access information relating to the University process for the scrutiny of external examiner reports and responses.

Students and External Examiners

Students can access the external examiner’s report and Faculty response for their programme via a link on SUSSED. The key recommendations made by external examiners are discussed at Faculty Programmes Committees at which students are represented and reports are also a standard item at Faculty and discipline level Staff: Student Liaison Committees.Students can access the external examiner’s report and Faculty response for their programme via a link on SUSSED. The key recommendations made by external examiners are discussed at Faculty Programmes Committees at which students are represented and reports are also a standard item at Faculty and discipline level Staff: Student Liaison Committees.

External Examiner Induction

University induction of External Examiners takes place electronically and all external examiners are directed to an online induction portal upon appointment

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