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Information for external examiners

Thank you for taking up the role of external examiner at Newcastle University. The documents below provide guidance to help you carry out your role.  



The Handbook for External Examiners holds key information you need and informs you about 

  • How to prepare for your role 
  • Your duties as an external examiner 
  • The Board of Examiners and assessment arrangements 
  • Reporting 
  • Fees and expenses 
  • Changes to appointment or changes in circumstances 


Consulting documentation and reporting 

Once you have had your Newcastle University IT account enabled you will be added as a user to Canvas, our VLE. The School will add you to the relevant courses in Canvas. Canvas Guidance for External Examiners is available to support you consulting modules in Canvas. 

Guidance for External Examiners on using the online submission system to submit your report is available. The database itself can be accessed here: 

An example template with the sections and questions you will be asked to complete in the database can be consulted: EE Reporting Template.


Fees and Expenses 

Information relating to your fees and expenses can be consulted on the Exams website (at the very bottom of the page). The Guidance for External Examiners also has a section on expenses. For enquiries or help, please contact 


More info 

The following links provide more information to support you in your role: