PGT Board tasks: External Examining tasks for Board teams
10 October 2023
Urgent: Board teams to complete pre-Board tasks (check status of External Examiners and assign modules for the 2022-23 session).
Urgent reminder for colleagues to complete pre-board tasks for the upcoming PGT Boards. Reminder of task from a previous news item is given below.
To prepare for the 2022-23 External Examining session, Board teams are requested to complete these tasks by 31st May.
- Check appointment status of your EEs – External Examiners’ who are active for the 2022-23 Academic Year and are expected to participate in the BoE meeting should now be showing as ‘Current Appointed’.
NB: Let us know as soon as possible if your Board is not running this year or there are any changes to the External Examiner's term.
- Check that modules are attached to the right Boards and assign them to your EEs (this is vital to calculate the fee payments for External Examiners)
Please ensure the correct module is assigned to the External Examiner, paying close attention to the Period and Occurrence columns.
Contact the Student Lifecycle team: email@example.com if your module is not appearing on the Board, providing the correct Board of Examiners code.
Note: Modules can be reviewed by multiple External Examiners as long as the modules and External Examiners are on the same Board. A single module delivery can only be allocated to one Board.
- Populate Board Meeting Dates – now through Portico (annual report links to External Examiners are triggered by the BoE Meeting date, so it’s important that we have accurate information well in advance of the Board meeting)
For more guidance on how to enter BoE dates on Portico, please refer to Planning Toolkit for Board Teams.
- Check staff assigned to your Board of Examiners
Please ensure you have the correct staff appointed as Chair and Deputy Chair on Board of Examiners container on Portico. If there are any changes to Board Administrators prior to the board, make sure to update this on Portico to avoid any delays in BoE arrangements. Please note that every Board requires all four positions to be filled with different staff members (Chair, Deputy Chair, Admin 1, Admin 2). For more guidance on how to complete this step, please refer to Planning Toolkit for Board Teams.