Student Services


The Exams Office recruits and manages invigilators to be a part of the Student Services - Service Development team supporting examination provision.

We employ University of Nottingham Postgraduate research students (PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctorate only) and individuals from the wider community to act as invigilators for main and alternative arrangement examinations, in both paper based and computer based exam formats. Examinations take place on University Park Campus, Sutton Bonington Campus (near Loughborough), as well as at Derby Medical School.

Examination dates for the 2016/2017 academic session

Autumn Semester Examinations: Monday 16th January 2017 to Saturday 28th January 2017 – including Saturdays 21 & 28 January 2017

Spring Semester Examinations: Monday 22 May 2017 to Saturday 10 June 2017 – including Saturday 20 May and 27 May 2017

Resit Examinations: Monday 21 August 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017 – excluding Saturday 26 August 2017

About invigilation

Main invigilation duties

  • Collecting examination papers from the Exams Office
  • Preparing examination rooms
  • Time keeping
  • Actively patrolling during examinations
  • Dealing with problems/queries during the examination by following guidelines set out by the University
  • Providing assistance to students where appropriate
  • Collection of examination scripts at the end of the examination
  • Returning examination scripts to the Exams Office

 Essential criteria

  • Applicants must be a postgraduate research student registered at the University of Nottingham, or be from outside the University.
  • Excellent command of English
  • Confident computer user (web based applications and Microsoft Word)
  • High degree of personal initiative and responsibility
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Proven ability to follow procedures
  • Demonstrates a sensitive approach to individual students



Hourly rate (including holiday pay)

Mains room # students

AEA room # students

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Invigilators are employed as casual workers and as such, there is no minimum number of hours guaranteed. Various hours are available from approximately 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday during examination periods. Further guidance for casual workers is available here.


The deadline to apply to work in the 2016/17 academic session has now passed. If you wish to express your interest and be contacted when the application window is next open, please email  

If you are a current/active invigilator, you do not need to re-apply for invigilation work.



Student Services

Portland Building, University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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