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Board Chairs response to External Examiners Reports

10 September 2021

Board Chairs task – On Portico enter a response to External Examiner reports within four weeks of submission

Exam Board Chairs are responsible for ensuring that a departmental response is recorded on Portico within four weeks of submission of the annual report by the External Examiner. Please ensure that your response is as detailed as possible and includes a specific action, timescale for completion and staff member responsible.  

Furthermore, a response is still required even if the report is entirely positive (i.e. to thank the External Examiner for their report). 

Open reports can be found in the Portico Intray of the Board Administrators, Board Chair and Deputy Chair. 

For further guidance around responding to External Examiner reports, please refer to the ‘FAQs on Responding to External Examiner Reports’. 

Please note that External Examiner reports cannot be closed (i.e. finalised) until a departmental response has been entered. Once closed, reports and departmental responses are made available to the External Examiners (via html file), Staff and Students (via their Portico page).  

External Examining Team  

For further information please contact examiners@ucl.ac.uk