External examiners

This information is in the process of being updated. If you have any queries about External Examiners please contact Lynn Hyams on 0131 651 3168 or email lynn.hyams@ed.ac.uk

Information for schools relating to external examiners.


Procedures and guidance for the nomination and assignment of external examiners, including UK Border Agency requirements, fees and expenses, can be found at the following links.


Guidance relating to undergraduate external examiners can be found on the undergraduate academic administration website.


Guidance and forms relating to postgraduate external examiners can be found in the postgraduate indexed administration guide.

College reports

Procedures surrounding the external examiner annual reports to the College and a College customised form are also provided:

College external examiner reports are based on a University template, available from the Quality Unit.

Code of Practice

The University's Code of Practice for external examiners is also available from the Quality Unit website.

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