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Invigilation Recruitment

Invigilators are required for examinations held each year within Trinity College. Invigilation is open to all registered postgraduate students, both full and part time.

Please read the following information before you apply to become an invigilator:

Examinations begin at 9:30, 14:00 and 17:00. The rate of pay for standard invigilators is €17.29 per hour, this takes into account checking in with the exams office 30 minutes before the exam is due to commence.

To apply to become an invigilator please see below:

Step 1- New and returning invigilators

All postgraduate students who wish to be considered for invigilation (including current invigilators) must complete an online invigilation application form.

New applicants or those who haven't invigilated in the last two years i.e. 2017/18 or 2018/19 are required to submit a character reference form, see step 2.

The deadline is 16:30 on Wednesday 30th October 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Invigilation Application Form 2019/20

Step 2 - New applicants only

If you are applying to invigilate for the first time or have not invigilated for the Academic Registry in the last two years you must submit an original, signed Character Reference to the Examinations Office on the ground floor of the Watts Building (through the double green doors).

Character Reference Form 2019/20 (PDF)

Character Reference Form 2019/20 (Word)

Your Character Reference form will also be accepted via email to

Invigilation Meeting

If you are a successful applicant, you will be invited to attend an orientation meeting in order to be eligible to start work as an invigilator. A member of staff will contact you with further details.

The instructions will be updated for the 2019-20 academic year.