External Examiners

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 Extern Examiner and role of the Head of School/Department/Discipline

Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners

Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners (Taught Programmes)

To download the forms on this page, right click the link, choose "Save link as.." and save to your desktop:

For academic year 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and/or 2019-2020 use:

External Examiner Nomination Form 2017

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

External Examiner Nomination Form 2017 

External Examiner Report

External Examiner Report Form 2017-2018

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

Procedures for Processing External Examiner Expense Claims

External Examiner Expense Claim Forms

Extrenal Examiner Procedures for Processing External Examiner Claims

Academic Secretariat

West Wing, UCC