The University values feedback from external examiners as part of its internal quality assurance processes and takes care in the appointment process, briefing of external examiners, and guidance on the role of external examiners and the reporting mechanism. Schools are required to respond formally to suggestions for action from external examiners. Agreed actions are reported on and followed up via the annual monitoring process operated by Schools and overseen by the faculties.
A briefing event is held for newly appointed external examiners twice a year, normally in April and October. An invitation to the event will be forwarded to you.
The annual fee payment is not automatically generated upon receipt of your report. You must complete an ad-hoc fee/expenses claim form each year to receive payment of your fee. The form should be submitted to AQaSU upon submission of your annual report to ensure that your fee and expenses are paid promptly.