Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 5 Chairs of Examiners

  • 5.1. The supervisory body responsible for a University Examination, or the nominating committee acting on its behalf, shall, by 1 October each year, submit its nomination for a chair of examiners for approval by the Proctors, in accordance with its standing orders.

  • 5.2. Standing orders shall designate the term of office for the chair of examiners as either one or two years. Chairs of examiners may be reappointed.

  • 5.3. Except with the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) or Proctors, an external examiner shall not be eligible to serve as chair.

  • 5.4. Until a chair has been appointed the senior examiner who is a full member of a Faculty of the University shall fulfil the duties of the chair. Seniority shall be determined by reference to the rules for academic precedence and standing as made from time to time by Council.

  • 5.5. As well as performing the specific duties laid down in these or any other regulations the chair shall be responsible generally for ensuring that the business of the Board of Examiners is properly conducted and that the requirements of these regulations are fulfilled by that Board.

  • 5.6. It shall be the duty of each chair of examiners to ensure that account is taken of the Policy and Guidance for Examiners and others involved in University Examinations published periodically by the Proctors and by the Education Committee.