Nomination of Examiners Approaching external examiners One month before the thesis is to be submitted, the Chief Supervisor in consultation with other supervisors, should nominate the external examiners. The University expects that oral examinations will be held on a face-to-face basis at Swansea University, with all concerned present in the same room, at the same time.
The College is expected to ensure a room and sufficient hospitality is in place for this pre-examiners meeting. For doctoral degrees, at least one examiner will normally be external to New Zealand. Thesis correction letter 1. Timeline for examination Once approved by the Postgraduate Research Committee the external examiners are sent the thesis by the School of Graduate Research.
Academic Misconduct An Examiner, who, either in the course of the examining process or subsequently, considers that a candidate has engaged in academic misconduct, shall immediately report the circumstances in writing to the Chair of the Examining Board concerned.
A candidate may be allowed a single opportunity to re-submit the work. The Examination Advisor is not expected to provide a full transcript of discussions. Plagiarism In cases where plagiarism is suspected, the examiner must return the thesis and report the suspected plagiarism, citing sources of the original material that was allegedly plagiarized.
If any other individuals are present, the Chair should confirm that the student and, if appropriate, the examiners have no objections to the presence of those individuals.
Each examiner makes an independent report on the candidate's work.
The University will not cover expenses not incurred directly by the external examiner for example a meal for any other individual.