Employment of UG and MSc tutors

This policy aims to provide guidance on when undergraduate and postgraduate taught students can be employed for teaching support work.

Any requests to deviate from the eligibility rules detailed below should be sent to the Director of Teaching for approval.
 
  • Non - honours students are not permitted to take on any teaching support work.
  • Honours undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are permitted to be employed as tutors and demonstrators on non - honours courses and honours courses.  Students can not be enrolled on a course for which they are appointed as a tutor or demonstrator.
  • If tutoring on an honours course, honours undergraduate and taught postgraduate students must have taken the course (or equivalent) in their UG degree. Course lecturers are responsible for checking this.
  • Honours undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are not permitted to be employed as markers*, exam markers, or teaching assistants.
  • Honours undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are permitted to take a maximum of 3 tutor roles or 2 tutor roles and 1 demonstrator role per semester.
  • Honours undergraduate and taught postgraduate students must do the appropriate training sessions.
 
Appointment of teaching support staff is the responsibility of the course lecturer. Prior to appointment, course lecturers should:
 
  • Check that honours undergraduate students have achieved a first - class average across their studies in previous years. Check that PGT students have ability in comparable courses.
  • Interview the student prior to appointment to ensure their suitability.
 
Informatics Student Services will monitor the total number of hours that taught students are
appointed to.
 
*Except where marking is expected as part of the tutor role e.g. DMMR and INF1-DA.
 
Approved by Teaching Committee
29th April 2015