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
External Examiner Report
Please return the completed Extern Examiner Report to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners
Nomination Forms - Appointment of External Examiners (Taught Programmes)
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For appointments from the academic year 2017-2018 to 2019-2020 use:
For appointments for the academic year 2018-2019 onwards use:
All forms are to be submitted electronically, scanned and hard copies are not accepted.
Once completed please forward to email@example.com.
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).