External Examiners - Taught Programmes

External Examiners Overview

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

Guidelines for External Examiners Includes information on the role of the External Examiner and role of the Head of School/Department/Discipline

External Examiner Report

External Examiner Report Form 2017-2018

Please return the completed Extern Examiner Report to externexaminers@ucc.ie

Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners

Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners (Taught Programmes)

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For appointments for the academic year 2019-2010 please use:

Nomination for Appointment of External Examiners 2019-2020

All forms are to be submitted electronically, scanned and hard copies are not accepted.

Once completed please forward to externexaminers@ucc.ie.

In exceptional circumstances a Special External Examiner Nomination Form 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).  ‌


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Briefing Note to UCC Staff

Briefing Note to Colleges 2017


Procedures for Processing External Examiner Expense Claims

Claim Forms for External Examiners

Procedures for External Examiner Expenses Claims

Academic Affairs and Governance

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