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Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations: Part 7 Assessors

  • 7.1. A Board of Examiners may in accordance with the provisions of this Part appoint as assessors other persons who are not examiners in the same University Examination to act with them in setting and/or marking any particular part of a University Examination.

  • 7.2.

    • (1) Unless paragraph (3) below applies an assessor must hold the same qualifications as an examiner as provided in regulation 3.1 above.

    • (2) The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors may for good cause dispense with the requirements of regulation 7.2 (1) above.

    • (3) A person who holds a post of lector in either the University or one of the colleges in the language concerned may be appointed to act as an assessor in an oral examination in any of the following Final Honour Schools:

      Modern Languages

      History and Modern Languages

      Philosophy and Modern Languages

      Classics and Modern Languages

      English and Modern Languages

      European and Middle Eastern Languages.

  • 7.3. Where an examination forms part of more than one University Examination a person may be appointed to act as an assessor of that examination for all University Examinations of which it forms a part.

  • 7.4. The chair of the Board of Examiners concerned must apply to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors for their approval of the appointment of any assessor, and an appointment shall not be effective until that approval is given.

  • 7.5. The Proctors shall inform the Registrar of the names of all persons appointed as assessors.

  • 7.6. Persons acting as assessors shall make a report to the Board of Examiners on the parts of the University Examinations submitted to them, but shall have no right of voting on the place of any candidate in a Results List nor on the question of his or her having satisfied the examiners or having been adjudged worthy of distinction.

  • 7.7. An assessor shall if invited by the Board of Examiners take part in any viva voce examination.

  • 7.8. The remuneration of assessors shall be according to a scale drawn up by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council.

  • 7.9. The provisions of regulations 5.6, 5.7, and 5.8 above which concern leave of absence, death, resignation, and removal in the case of examiners shall apply, with any necessary modifications, to assessors.

  • 7.10. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Proctors shall have power to give and vary directions necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of this Part.