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External Examiners Handbook 2020/21

The External Examiners Handbook is intended to be a single point of reference for External Examiners and Warwick staff. The handbook contains procedures and guidelines for the operation of the External Examiners’ system at the University of Warwick. The guidance is applicable to undergraduate and postgraduate taught provision, and also applies to External Examining arrangements relating to collaborative and/or partnership provision.

Annual Reports

As part of their role, all external examiners are required to submit an annual report on a standard web-based pro forma. For information on completing and submitting a report online for undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught provision, please see our External Examiner Report Guidance.

Log in details and guidance are issued separately by the Examinations Office. For any queries relating to the submission of your annual report, please contact

Useful Information

University Regulations

The University Calendar contains the University Regulations. The following regulations may be of particular relevance to visiting external examiners:

The Education Policy and Quality homepage site details the University's quality assurance strategy and processes. The Graduate School carries much information about policies and processes for PGT and PGR courses.

National Guidelines
University Calendar

External Examiner's (taught courses) university calendar

Visiting the University

Information on visiting the University, including a map of campus, can be found here.

PGR External Examining 

Guidance for Postgraduate Research (PGR) external examining, please see Part III of Guide to Examinations for Higher Degrees by Research

  • External Examiner's Independent Report template for Postgraduate Research courses, for completion prior to viva (Word Document)| (PDF Document)
  • External and Internal Examiners' Joint Report template for Postgraduate Research courses, for completion after viva (Word Document) |(PDF Document)

Covid-19 External Examiner communication:

The following communication has been sent on 21st April 2020 to all External Examiners for UG and PGT courses:

 External Examiner CV19 assessment