Hi Johanne, 

New externals - the institution I was most recently with introduced mentoring for new EEs  about 18months ago.  As I was a bit of an "old hand" I was asked to mentor a new EE, as well as mentor another about six months later. 

I certainly could have done with that kind of support when I was new! The point is both my mentees and I got a lot from the experience.  They got someone to help them with their new role, "show them the ropes " as it were and I got something out of supporting them. Win, win as I see it. 

I did get additional payment for taking in the mentor role, which helped, but I think for a modest investment, institutions could have new EEs that are more confident and able much more quickly. 

Lorna 

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On 19 Jan 2018, at 12:26, johanne child <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Sam 
Complete agree with Patsy. It seems if you are new to the role you only get in when you have friends in places. Would love to do it but it seems institutions do not have the time to support new externals. 
Johanne

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On 19 Jan 2018, at 08:42, Patsy Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello Sam

I think it is also important to consider those who want to be an external but not able to get the offers.  I have tried a few times but there is a trend for the request for ‘external examiners’ with experience. I have 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry including further education, and now completing my 14th year teaching in higher education at undergraduate and post graduate levels as a senior lecturer with responsibilities.  I am also completing my PhD.  Some transparency and feedback would be helpful for those who want to be an external.  I would like to hear of others who maybe in the same predicament.

Kindest regards

Patsy

 

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Hi Sam
I do agree with lea. The fees just have not kept up with inflation and with the burgeoning pressures on academics to deliver in other areas coupled with the fact that fewer institutions are now recognising external examinerships as important for career progression The number of people prepared to take on the role is diminishing

Best wishes

Sam Rickenstow

 


On 18 Jan 2018, at 14:57, Crofts, Lee (Dr) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

More £££££

On 18 Jan 2018, at 14:29, Samira Hussain <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

 

Good afternoon,

 

I am hoping to draw on some collective experience.

 

Is anyone able to share with me any published guidance/best practice at your relevant institutions in the way that you recruit and manage external examiners? 

 

My particular focus is on improving the quality of external examiners which are recruited and also the encouragement of more staff to become external examiners.

 

Please do email me directly [log in to unmask]

 

Kindest regards

 

Sam Hussain
Senior Tutor
Department of Law and Finance

 

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