External Examiners for taught programmes

Policy for External Examining for Taught Programmes (Office document, 97kB)

Amendments to the Policy (formerly Guidelines) were approved in May 2014; the changes have been made to ensure alignment with Chapter B7 of the QAA UK Quality Code for Education, to clarify advice for external examiners and schools regarding the role and to reduce duplication between the Policy and the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.


The purposes of the external examiner system are to help ensure that:

Full information for schools and external examiners regarding the nomination, appointment, reporting processes and details of the role and responsibilities of the external examiner can be found in the Policy.

Policy and Forms


If you have any questions about any aspect of the external examining system at Bristol please either email exex-admin@bristol.ac.uk or telephone Lori Buck on 0117 92 88041.

Additional information about the external examining system at Bristol

External examiners fees and expenses

Flowcharts relating to the processes around nomination and external examiner reports and school response forms

University Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes: rules for assessment, progression and award of a qualification

University Education Strategy

Rules and regulations for students

Map of the University precinct

You might also like to refer to the following National Guidelines

External examiners for research degrees at UoB