External Examining

Information about the external examining process for external examiners and for departments:

For departments For external examiners

How to nominate an external examiner

Includes details of:

  • the approval route for an external examiner nomination
  • the permitted term of appointment
  • the policy about extensions to an appointment term

Quick links

Your guide to the external examining process at the University of Leicester. A copy of the handbook is sent to external examiners on appointment.

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) External examining handbook (PDF)

Quick links

List of current external examiners:
Undergraduate courses | Postgraduate courses

EE fee and expenses payment

Distance-learning programmes: It is the responsibility of the department or DL Hub to pay external examiner fees and expenses for distance learning courses. 
Campus-based programmes: Fees and expenses for campus-based courses are paid via the Quality Office at the agreed University external examiner fee rate. The Quality Office reserves the right to request a contribution from the relevant department when expenses incurred are significant, for example overseas travel expenses.

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