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Information for External Examiners

New External Examiners will be sent a formal appointment letter and information pack about external examining at the University of Reading, usually in January or early February. Continuing External Examiners may refer to the online information pack below.

For all ad hoc queries about external examiners, or to request  additional information, please email .

Contents of the Information Pack

Briefing Session for new External Examiners

The Centre for Quality Support and Development runs a briefing session for external examiners who are new to the University of Reading. It provides an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and learn about the role of an external examiner and the assessment policies and procedures we use at Reading.

External Examiners for professional programmes who are drawn from outside of the Higher Education sector might particularly wish to attend this session, but it is also recommended if you are new to external examining.

New External Examiners will be contacted via email once details of briefing sessions for 2024 are available.

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