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Tutors & Demonstrators

Page updated 6th March 2023

Tutors and Demonstrators help to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore and apply the concepts, skills, and competencies introduced in class, in a manner that is not usually possible in larger classroom environments. This section contains information for Tutors and School Administrators in relation to the set-up, contract and claims processes for those engaged as Tutors or Demonstrators

Rates of pay


2010 Rate


Senior Postgraduate Demonstrator € 23.75
Postgraduate Demonstrator € 19.77
Undergraduate Demonstrator € 11.53
Tutor € 33.67
Professional Practice Tutor (School of Education & Lifelong Learning only) € 44.37
Essays marked (per essay) € 1.24 
Major essays marked (per essay)   € 2.58   
Question scripts marked (per script) € 0.86

Garda Vetting

Following the commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 on the 29th of April 2016, UCD must ensure that Garda Vetting is conducted for any staff members with access to children and/or vulnerable adults as a necessary and regular part of their employment/engagement. Garda Vetting must be completed prior to the staff member starting in their post.  This requirement includes short term appointments and casual staff.

For any new hourly paid staff members, hiring managers need to consider whether the role the claimant will be doing requires Garda Vetting. To determine this, please consult the Garda Vetting Policy for Staff on the UCD HR website or speak to a member of the Resourcing Team. Garda Vetting in UCD lasts 3 years, however the University reserves the right to request any employee/third party to undergo vetting/police clearance at any time in their employment/engagement but in any event at appropriate intervals or such shorter periods as may be prescribed under the Act or as may be deemed appropriate by the University.

Garda Vetting between organisations is non-transferrable (exceptions are made if a sharing agreement in place between UCD and the organisation).

Queries on Garda Vetting should be directed to (opens in a new window)staffvetting@ucd.ie

Further information:

Work Permits

Any person coming to work in UCD from outside the EU requires authorisation to work legally in Ireland.  For hourly paid staff, it is the responsibility of the School/Unit to ensure paperwork is in order before work commences.

Regulations regarding employment permits are laid down by the (opens in a new window)Department of Business, Enterprise and Employment and must be strictly adhered to.

Payment cannot and will not be made to any person who is not authorised to work in Ireland.

Entry Visa information: Information on coming to Ireland can be found at (opens in a new window)www.irishimmigration.ie/

UK Citizens

UK citizens have the (opens in a new window)right to work in Ireland without an employment permit under the Common Travel Area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note 2011 Rates will no longer be in use for work done on/after 1st September 2021. 

In Budget 2011, the Government announced a measure whereby ‘New Entrants’ to the public service would be employed on rates of pay which are 10% less than current rates.  This is to take effect for relevant ‘New Entrant’ hourly paid staff commencing work in UCD effective from 1st September 2012.

This new rate will be applicable to anyone who has no experience of working in a similar role in the Public Sector prior to their commencing work in UCD.  On the Hourly Set-up Form the hourly claimant will be asked to indicate if they have previous Public Service work experience.  If they select no, they should be treated as a ‘New Entrant’ and placed on the 2011 New Entrant hourly rates.  If they select yes, they will then need to complete an additional section on the online set-up form giving details of their previous experience. This will be reviewed by HR, who will determine which rate they should be paid. The claimant and the School/Unit will be notified by HR of which rate will be applicable.

If a Tutor/ Demonstrator works for more than one School, a separate online set-up form is required from each School.

A copy of your Tutor/Demonstrator contract is available on InfoHub via My HR Form.

Contact the HR Helpdesk

The HR Helpdesk is the primary point of contact for all your employment-related queries by email and telephone.  We are here to help you with any queries on employee benefits, terms & conditions and HR policies & procedures. If we can’t help you directly, we will refer your query to a HR specialist area.

All visitors to UCD HR, Roebuck offices should be by appointment only and arrangements to be made with specific HR staff members.

(opens in a new window)hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie

+ 353-1-716-4900

Roebuck Offices,
UCD Belfield Campus.

UCD Human Resources

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4900 | E: hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)