Examinations Panel

About the panel

The Examinations Panel consists of four Chartered Membership Examination Advisers, one Associate-Membership Examination Adviser, three Specialist Diploma Advisers, and two Training Assessors.

Get involved

Access files

To access the files, you must be a member of the Examinations Panel

Membership of the Examinations Panel is a good way to play an active role in a key part of Institutional activity.

Membership of the panel involves reviewing examination procedures, appointing marking examiners, developing questions and considering feedback from examination centres and correspondence from candidates.

Trial marking meetings are held twice a year in February and August. As part of these meetings examiners discuss the marking of scripts for the Chartered Membership and Associate-Membership Examinations. A sub-panel meets in March and September to moderate examination results and select prize winning scripts.

As a member you'll have full access to all Examinations Panel meeting minutes and other related documents.


  • To report to the Membership Committee on how the Institution's exams should be conducted in accordance with the policy set by the Institution.
  • To keep under review the relevance of the examinations to the profession of structural engineering.
  • To report to the Membership Committee (or other committee, as appropriate) on decisions taken and the outcomes achieved, including the following:
    • the format and content of examinations
    • regulations and procedures
    • the appointment and briefing of examiners and advisers
    • examination centres
    • marking and monitoring
    • prizes and awards
  • Following each examination, to submit a pass list and a report to the Membership Committee.
  • To consider appeals against examination results.
  • To consider any other matters as directed by the Membership Committee, and reporting back as appropriate.
  • To consider the Institution’s core audiences (both members and non-members) and identify products/services that should be prioritised and developed to meet their needs.

Contact details

If you have an enquiry or wish to register your interest in serving on the panel, please contact the panel secretary.


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