Examiners are asked to return their report within six weeks of receiving a thesis.

If it becomes evident that this will not be possible, please notify us immediately.

Reports and the Examiners Recommendation Form (including the scores for each of the six criteria) should be emailed to the Graduate Research School.

Please contact us directly with any queries

Examiner Guidelines

Examiner Recommendation Forms

Number of examiners

The University requires:

  • PhD - three external examiners for thesis only examination and two external examiners for thesis and viva voce examination
  • Masters - two external examiners 

All communication with examiners during the examination process is conducted through the Graduate Research School.

Examiner disclosure

The names of examiners are not withheld from students.

The full set of examiners' reports are released directly to the student at the end of the examination as per the Board of the Graduate Research School policy.