The fundamental role of the External Examiner is to assure academic standards and advise on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.
The External Examiner confirms that the academic standards of programmes, modules and the awards to which they lead are consistent with the academic outcomes specified, and are comparable to those achieved in the subject area in equivalent universities internationally.
External Examiners for University College Cork are appointed by the Senate of the National University of Ireland, having considered the recommendations of the University.
Guidelines for External Examiners (280kB) Includes information on the role of the Extern Examiner and role of the Head of School/Department/Discipline
Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners (Taught Programmes)
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External Examiner Nomination Form 2016 (1,180kB)
External Examiner Nomination Form 2017 (1,180kB)
Please note the changes to the nomination procedure. Heads of College or nominee are not required to sign the nomination form and all forms are signed and submitted electronically i.e. no paper copy is necessary.
Once completed please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In exceptional circumstances a Special External Examiner Nomination Form (826kB) should be completed. This form is only to be used when the ordinary External Examiner is unable to examine a dissertation (as part of a Taught Postgraduate programme).