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Please see below information for both external invigilators and internal (in school) invigilators along with the relevant application process.

Would you like to become an invigilator?

The University of Southampton is currently recruiting and accepting applications for anyone who would like to become an invigilator. If you think this job is for you, please see the links below to view the job description and person specification; if you are interested then please complete the 'Application Form for invigilators' at the bottom of this page.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview and will be required to register with UniWorkforce who administer casual work assignments in the University, conduct right to work checks and issue Casual Worker Permits. Please click on UniWorkforce for further information.

Before you start work as an invigilator you will be required to attend a group training session, these are usually held a few weeks before each assessment period. You will then be required to attend one of the annual briefing sessions for all invigilators before each assessment period. You will be allocated a 'buddy' or mentor who will show you the ropes for the first few invigilator sessions. After your first assessment period, you will be required to undertake further training to be able to invigilate computer-aided assessments or other specialist exams.

The standard rate of pay is £9.70 per hour rising to £12.88 per hour for Team Leaders.  In addition you will receive holiday pay. 

If you require further information about the position please don't hesitate to contact us by email at or by telephone on 02380 595319.

In School Invigilation:

The University of Southampton always welcomes applications from postgraduate research students to become invigilators.  If you think this job is for you then please contact your Faculty Office directly.  If you require further information about the position please don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail ( or by phone on 023 8059 2595319.

Computer Aided Assessment:

ExamStart is an entry portal in to a computer aided assessment.  You will receive full training before you are expected to invigilate CAAs (usually after the end of your first whole exam period).

If you need a refresher on ExamStart please clcik on the link below to access the training video,


You can also view the ExamsStart Instruction booklet in the 'Useful Downloads' at the bottom of the page.


Forthcoming Exams 2021/22

Semester 1 assessments: Monday 17 - Friday 28 January 2022 (possibly including Saturday 22 & 29 January)

Semester 2 assessments:  Monday 23 May - Friday 10 June (excluding bank holiday Thursday 2 June & Friday 3 June but possibly including Saturday 28 May)

Supplementary assessments: Monday 22 August- Friday 2 September (excluding bank holiday Monday 29 August but possibly including Saturday 27 August)

Useful Downloads

Invigilator Application Form (pdf)

Invigilator Application Form (word)

Job Description for Invigilator

Person Specification for Invigilator

Exam Invigilator - Team Leader - Job Description

Invigilator Booklet


Assessment Room Plans

ExamStart Instruction Booklet

Parking Campus Map

Glen Eyre Map

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