External Examiners – Research
The Academic Registry, on receipt of candidate’s soft bound thesis submission, will notify the Director of Teaching and Learning (PG) in the relevant school of the requirement to nominate examiners and a Nomination Form will be forwarded to the School for completion. The Dean of Graduate Studies reviews each nomination and appoints the examiners and the thesis is then dispatched. Examiners are asked to return their independent reports and results recommendation forms post viva directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies for consideration and a result is then issued to the candidate.
External examiner payments and expenses are decoupled from the receipt of examination reports and are dealt with by the administrative staff within the School.
The University Council approved Trinity's Policy on External Examiners at its meeting on the 10 June 2015. The policy, which can be found here, outlines the role and responsibilities, criteria for selection, appointment and payment of External Examiners. An overview of the process can be found in the process map available here