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External Examiners

External Examiners

The University is responsible for the quality and standards of all academic awards made in its name.

External examiners are appointed for a period of four years to assist with this on every taught degree programme. A few key ways they ensure this quality is by reporting on our academic standards; identifying examples of exemplary practice; and making suggestions to improve the learning experience of our students. 





Information relating to Examiners' fees and expenses is available here. For enquiries or help regarding expenses and fees contact

For enquiries or help regarding external examiner nominations, appointments or reports please contact

For policy queries, or to request copies of the documentation below in alternative formats, please contact EPGS using the links below.

Are you interested in being an external examiner?

Newcastle University is supporting any colleague involved or interested in External Examining to undertake the Advance HE Professional Development Course

The course will lead to a recognition from Advance HE and will develop your ability to use evidence-informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and enhancing student learning.

This training can also be used in evidence for promotion, and you’ll be listed on the Advance HE’s External Examiners Directory website. 

The course will start Wednesday 25th January. Further details on the course including dates, course content and time commitment can be found here.

If you would like to attend this training please fill out this form by 13th January 2023.