Role of the External Examiner
External Examiners are recruited by each School as experts in their fields from outside of UEA. Their role is to check and approve draft exam questions before papers are set and to mark / review the marks of a sample of / all exam candidates. External examiners ensure that exam questions set reflect the learning outcomes of the module and that student performance is fairly marked. They are both impartial and independent.
External examiners are expected to report on the Courses or Modules which they oversee commenting on the examinations as well as the teaching and design of the Course/Module. External examiners are usually appointed for a period of several years and in larger schools there will often be several External Examiners from a variety of disciplines in one exam board. Students have the right to ask for their work to be considered by the External Examiner. Most External Examiners will charge UEA a fee for their services.