Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 5 Examiners: Period of Office, Casual Vacancies, Resignation, and Removal

  • 5.1.

    • (1) Examiners (except additional examiners) shall take up their office on the first day of the Full Term following the approval of their nomination by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors.

    • (2) Additional examiners shall take up their office immediately after that date.

  • 5.2.

    • (1) Subject to the provisions of this Part examiners shall serve for the period designated in its standing orders by the supervisory body responsible for the University Examination for which they are appointed.

    • (2) Each supervisory body shall notify the Proctors and the Registrar before the beginning of each academic year of the number of examiners and the period of their office.

  • 5.3. Examiners who have not held office for the full period may be renominated either for a full period or for such period as together with the period of office they have in fact completed will constitute a full period.

  • 5.4. If it is necessary for the due regulation of the succession among examiners in any University Examination that an examiner or examiners shall retire before the end of the normal period of service, then the junior shall retire.

  • 5.5. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors may dispense from any of the requirements of regulations 5.1–5.4 above if they consider it reasonable to do so.

  • 5.6.

    • (1) An examiner may, on account of sickness or other urgent cause, obtain from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors leave of absence for a period extending over not more than one University Examination, and a suitably qualified person shall be appointed to act as his or her substitute during that period.

    • (2) If leave of absence is granted before the first day of the Full Term in which or following which the University Examination in question is to begin, the substitute shall be nominated by the supervisory body or (as the case may be) the nominating committee concerned.

    • (3) If leave of absence is granted on or after that day the substitute shall be appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors.

  • 5.7. If an examiner appears to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) or the Proctors to be acting in the conduct of his or her office in a manner which is inconsistent with proper standards of academic rigour, integrity, impartiality, or fairness, or may otherwise bring discredit upon the examination process or the University, he or she shall (without prejudice to any other action which may be taken) be removed from office by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) or Proctors as the case may be.

  • 5.8.

    • (1) If an examiner dies or resigns or is removed from office under this Part a suitably qualified person shall be appointed to act as his or her substitute.

    • (2) Where death, resignation, or removal occurs before the first day of Full Term in which or following which the University Examination in question is to begin, the substitute shall be nominated in accordance with regulation 5.6 (2) above and shall serve for the residue of the period of office of the person whom he or she succeeds.

    • (3) Where death, resignation, or removal occurs after that date the substitute shall be appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors and shall serve for the next University Examination only.

  • 5.9. Examiners appointed under regulations 5.6 and 5.7 above shall:

    • (1) take up their office forthwith; and

    • (2) receive such remuneration (if any) as is determined from time to time by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors.

  • 5.10. If a person who is appointed an examiner by virtue of his or her office is for any reason unable to act he or she shall nominate a deputy who shall be a member of a faculty to act in his or her place with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and the Proctors.