Download The RVC takes the work of its External Examiners seriously. This section provides information that will be of interest not just to External Examiners but also to RVC Students, Staff and Assessors.

The external examiner system is overseen by Academic Quality.  The system ensures assessment is effective and appropriate and assures the standard of the College's degrees.

Lists of Examiners

Click here for 2018/19 lists of :

  • External Examiners
  • Course Directors/Year Leaders
  • Exam Board Chairs and Deputies

Exam Board Memberships for:

List of Internal Examiners and Assessors

Procedures for Examiners and College Regulations

For External Examiners -  includes information on External Examiner:

  • nomination and appointment (with the exception of external examiners appointments for research degrees or non-award-bearing continuing education);
  • duties;
  • briefing and training;
  • annual reports.

For all Examiners – see the Examiners & Assessment section of the Academic Quality, Regulations and Procedures 


Inset Day on Assessment

Please note that the Inset Day on Assessment is now organised by Learning and Wellbeing. For further information, please contact Head of Educational Development (email address to follow)

External Examiner Reports

Submitting External Examiner Reports

External Examiners are asked to submit their annual reports to the Royal Veterinary College via the College’s online system.

Instructions for External Examiners:

During your exam board meeting, please confirm with your exams officer:

  • whether you will submit a collaborative or individual report? 
  • for collaborative reports, who will act as ‘lead examiner’ to submit the final report and ‘collaborating examiner(s)’ to approve the final report?
  • if you already know who will be the lead and collaborating examiners, please let your Exam Officer know so if you wish to begin to write the report during your meeting you will be able to do so.  Whilst at the College we would ask that you use an RVC laptop or PC.  Your Exam Officer will be happy to arrange this for you.

After your exam board meeting, emails will give you access to the online system and guide you through the process.  Once you have submitted your final report you will receive an email with the fees and expenses claim forms attached.  Please note that the College is unable to accept credit card receipts as part of your claim.

A final report must be submitted:

  • as an online document ·        
  • Individual report must be submitted within 2 weeks from exam board meeting ·
  • Collaborating report must be submitted within 1 week by lead examiner, and approved within 1 week by collaborating examiner.

If one or more collaborating examiners have not approved the report, the lead examiner will have an opportunity to amend and re-submit the final report for approval by collaborating examiners. The system will allow amending the report once only. Thereafter the collaborating examiners can choose to withdraw from the collaborative report and submit their individual examiner report.

A brief guide for External Examiners to the online system can be found here  . For further information please contact Ana Filipovic 01707 666 938 or your exams officer.

External Examiner reports are responded to via the following process .

Responding to External Examiner Reports
Here is a  guide    for Course Directors and Year Leaders to respond to External Examiners.

External Examiner Reports with the College Responses 

As approved by the Teaching Quality Committee & subject to approval by the Academic Board

External Examiner reports with College responses for 2017-18:

External Examiner reports with College responses for 2016-17:

External Examiner reports with College responses for 2015-16:

External Examiner reports with College responses for 2014-15:

External Examiner reports with College responses for 2013-14:

The College responses to External Examiner reports for 2012-13:

Fees and Expenses

External Examiner   Fee Claim Form

External Examiner   Expense Claim Form

Useful links and contacts

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