Examination boards are the committees responsible for the management of assessment, progression and award decisions. QMUL has a two-tier examination board system; school, institute or discipline-based Subject Examination Boards (SEBs) set assessments, approve assessment results and progression outcomes, and make award recommendations to the award-based Degree Examination Boards (DEBs).
Subject Examination Boards are managed by staff in academic schools and institutes, while Degree Examination Boards are managed directly by the Academic Registry and Council Secretariat (ARCS). Subject Examination Boards are quality assured and attended by external examiners, while external members – Academic Registrars from other UK universities - fulfil the same role for the Degree Examination Boards.
These pages are designed for staff involved in the management of examination boards, and include key policy documents, document templates, details of current examination board chairs and officers, and examination board dates for the current academic year. For further information on examination boards, assessment processes or the Academic Regulations, please contact Simon Hayter.
Appointing SEB Chair/Deputy Chair
When appointing a new SEB Chair or Deputy Chair, please contact Alice de Havillan with a short nomination from the Head of School or Institute. Please also let us know if the Secretary to the board has changed, or if there are any other new contacts to add to the mailing lists. For other changes to SEBs, please contact Simon Hayter for advice.
- Academic Regulations 2018/19 [PDF 2,884KB]
- Assessment Handbook 2018-19 [PDF 1,202KB]
- Academic Regulations 2019/20 [PDF 1,741KB]
- Assessment Handbook 2019/20 [PDF 1,215KB]
Useful information & Links
- SEB report generator (restricted access, and refer to the Assessment Handbook for guidance)
- Examination board Chairs and Contacts 2018-19 [PDF 118KB]
- Exam Board dates [PDF 73KB]
- Assessment Governance Review 2013-14 [PDF 106KB] (approved outcomes)
SEBs must use these approved templates in all cases.
- Chair's Action template [DOC 32KB]
- Standard SEB agenda template [DOC 28KB]
- Standard SEB minutes template [DOC 35KB]
- Associate SEB agenda template [DOC 25KB]
- Associate SEB minutes template [DOC 31KB]
- EC claim form template [DOC 36KB]
- EC sub-board agenda template [DOC 24KB]
- EC sub-board minutes template [DOC 26KB]
- EC Summary Form Template [DOC 25KB]
- SEB report to the DEB template [DOC 39KB]
- Request to Retake Form [DOC 855KB]
- Request to First Take Form [DOC 855KB]