Examination boards are the committees responsible for the management of assessment, progression and award decisions. Queen Mary 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 Directorate of Governance and Legal Services (DGLS). 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 Chairs/Deputy Chairs
When appointing a new SEB Chair or Deputy Chair, please contact Alice de Havillan with a short emailed 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 2022-23 [PDF 1,189KB]
- Assessment Handbook 2022-23 [PDF 865KB]
- Academic Regulations 2021-22 [PDF 2,027KB]
- Assessment Handbook 2021-22 [PDF 1,379KB]
Useful information & Links
- Exam Board Briefing 2021-22 [PDF 193KB]
- SEB report generator (restricted access, and refer to the Assessment Handbook for guidance)
- Examination Board Chairs and Contacts 2021-22 [PDF 88KB]
- Exam Board dates 2021/22 [PDF 66KB]
- Assessment Governance Review 2013-14 [PDF 106KB] (approved outcomes)
- Archive: Exam Board Briefing 2020-21 [PDF 400KB]
- Archive: Coronavirus Mitigation Measures 2019/20
- Archive: Coronavirus Mitigation Measures 2020/21
SEBs must use these approved templates in all cases.
- Chair's Action TEMPLATE [DOC 32KB]
- Standard SEB Agenda 2022-23 TEMPLATE [DOC 37KB]
- Standard SEB Minutes 2022-23 TEMPLATE [DOC 47KB]
- Associate SEB Agenda TEMPLATE [DOC 35KB]
- Associate SEB Minutes 2022-23 TEMPLATE [DOC 44KB]
- EC sub-board agenda TEMPLATE [DOC 25KB]
- EC sub-board minutes 2022/23 TEMPLATE [DOC 40KB]
- SEB EC Summary report TEMPLATE [DOC 26KB]
- SEB report to the DEB 2022-23 TEMPLATE [DOC 49KB]
- Retake Academic Year Form [DOC 856KB]
- First Take Academic Year Form [DOC 858KB]