External Examiners may be asked to visit a cluster of partners on behalf of the University to assess the partnerships’ academic ‘health’. This is an additional role to that of the externals normal duties with the University. Interest in this role is sought at the time of nomination.
The Quality and Collaboration Unit (QCU) manage the appointment of External Examiners to partner health checks, schedule the visits, collate the responses to the externals reports and authorise payment of fees. A separate contract, fee and report to that of the externals normal duties is required to undertake this work.
Here is the link for the overall Partner Health Check Process (Visio doc 84k).