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The Exams Office fills nearly 2,000 invigilation slots each year, with help from School Written examand Department staff, PhD students and a pool of externally appointed invigilators.

To be an invigilator, you must have the self-confidence to command a room of up to 40 students by yourself, giving instructions clearly and authoritatively.

We also require invigilators for our special arrangements venues, for students who have individual arrangements such as extra time or the use of a computer in their exams.

New for 2018, all invigilators must sign up with Campus Jobs first before the Exams Team can put you on our rota.  Please visit to register. 

If you have already signed up to be an invigilator this year and you are new to the job, it is essential that you attend one of the training/induction sessions run by the Exams Team.  Invigilators who have attended the session before but would like a refresher are also welcome to attend.

The induction sessions are 1 hour long and will take place on Wednesday 18 April and Thursday 26 April 2018 in Room G10 in the Palmer Building.  Please arrive for a 1.00pm start. 

There is no need to book - please just turn up on the day and remember to add your details to the sign-in sheet at the door so that we have a record that you have attended the session.  Both sessions are identical so you only need to attend one.  If you have not been trained, you will not be allowed to invigilate.

The rate of pay for 2018 is £8.19 per hour.  The morning session starts promptly at 8.25am and can run to 12.25pm, and the afternoon session is 1.25pm - 5.25pm.  Sometimes exams are shorter so Invigilators will be sent away earlier; but in this situation we will pay you for a minimum of 3 hours (£24.57).  We prefer invigilators to work whole days whenever possible, or indeed a run of consecutive days.

The 'Notes for Invigilators' guide is usually distributed along with the rota which will tell invigilators where they need to go and when.  The guide contains useful information and every invigilator must read it.  The latest copy can be downloaded here:

For maps and directions to locate the exam centres, please refer to the maps page. 

For enquiries relating to invigilation, please email  


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