Intern Examiners

All academic staff who hold permanent appointments or contract appointments of one year or longer are ex officio Intern Examiners. Other contract or part-time staff whose contract is less than one year’s duration, who act as examiners shall be appointed annually by the Academic Council Committee on Examinations (ACCE), on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Payments will only be processed for staff whose annual nomination as an Intern Examiner has been approved by the Academic Council on Examinations (ACCE) and staff who are ex officio Intern Examiners.

Intern Examiners submit their claim through Employee Self Service (ESS) system, please complete a HR online set-up form if you have not already done so. Once your set up form is processed, HR will send you a log in and claim details. When logging into the ESS system select the relevant payment type and number of Assessment corrected/hours completed. The claim will then be automatically calculated and subject to the standard UCD level 1 and 2 approval process.

Please ask your School who is your UCD Level 1 and 2 approver before beginning your claim. If you have not claimed via ESS before and you have not received an email advising you to do so please contact your school administrator in relation to creating an online set up form.

A ‘step by step’ guide can be found is detailed in the Intern Examiner Payment Process Map.

Exam Scripts - your claim should be per complete exam script (item) corrected - this may be for a 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hour exam.

Example:
The previous method of Exam Script correction (paper-based claim) involved examiners entering the following information:
  • Total number of questions to be answered by student e.g. 5
  • Total number of questions corrected by examiner e.g. 50
  • Total number of complete scripts corrected = 50/5 = 10 complete scripts
The 10 is the figure that will need to be entered in the item box in the drop-down menu of your timesheet on Employee Self Service.

Intern Examiner Rates

Payments will only be processed for staff whose annual nomination as an Intern Examiner has been approved by the ACCE and staff who are ex officio Intern Examiners.     
The Pre-2012 rate will be applicable to anyone who has experience of working in a similar role in the Public Sector and who has submitted a claim form for marking of scripts (as Intern Examiner) prior to September 2012. 

Description Pre Sept 2012 Rates Description on ESS System - Pre Sept 2012 Rates
Marking of Scripts (per 3 hour script) €7.51 Exams_Marking of Scripts_2010
Practicals (per practical) €2.49 Exams_Practicals_2010
Orals (per hour) €24.16 Exams_Orals_2010
Essays Over 5,000 Words €11.31 Exams_Essays 5,000 Words_2010
Essays Over 7,500 Words €15.27 Exams_Essays 7,500 Words_2010
Postgraduate Dissertations or Minor Theses (per thesis) €18.79 Exams_Postgrad Dissert./Thesis_2010   
Architecture Studio work – Folios/Town Planning €18.79 Exams_Arch. Studio work_2010
Clinical Practice Journal Radiography Undergraduate €3.75 Exams_Journal Radiography Undergrad_2010
Medical (per day) Orals/Clinics based inside Dublin €118.96 Exams_Med Orals/Clinics in Dublin_2010
Medical (per day) Orals/Clinics based outside Dublin €157.72 Exams_Med Orals/Clinics out Dublin_2010
Nursing Clinical Placement €17.79 Exams_Nursing Clinical Placement_2010

Post September 2012 Rates

Description Post Sept 2012 Rates Description on ESS System - Post Sept 2012 Rates
Marking of Scripts (per 3 hour script) €6.76 Exams_Marking of Scripts_2011
Practicals (per practical) €2.24 Exams_Practicals_2011
Orals (per hour) €21.75 Exams_Orals_2011
Essays Over 5,000 Words €10.18 Exams_Essays 5,000 Words_2011
Essays Over 7,500 Words €13.74 Exams_Essays 7,500 Words_2011
Postgraduate Dissertations or Minor Theses (per thesis) €16.91 Exams_Postgrad Dissert./Thesis_2011
Architecture Studio work – Folios/Town Planning €16.91 Exams_Arch. Studio work_2011
Clinical Practice Journal Radiography Undergraduate €3.37 Exams_Journal Radiography Undergrad_2011
Medical (per day) Orals/Clinics based inside Dublin €107.06 Exams_Med Orals/Clinics in Dublin_2011
Medical (per day) Orals/Clinics based outside Dublin €141.94 Exams_Med Orals/Clinics out Dublin_2011
Nursing Clinical Placement €16.01 Exams_Nursing Clinical Placement_2011