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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry

 

Am I entitled to payment?

Whether the Student Registry will pay a fee or expenses for your work, and how much you will receive, will depend on:

 

Examiner or Assessor?

  • The External Examiner (i.e. the person appointed to oversee the whole examination and report to the Vice Chancellor) is paid a fixed fee at the end of the year on receipt of their report, and may claim allowable expenses. The completed claim form and accompanying receipts should be sent to the Degree Committee office. Please submit a completed claim form, even if you do not have expenses, otherwise we cannot pay the fee.
  • Examiners are normally internal and normally University Teaching Officers so do not receive any fee. Examiners whose employment status makes them eligible for the fee (see below) may claim a fixed fee and additional fees for any exam papers or dissertations they mark.
  • Assessors whose employment status makes them eligible for the fee (see below) may claim a fixed fee and additional fees for any exam papers or dissertations they mark. Assessors external to the University should ask the course administrator/Senior Examiner about claiming travel costs.

 

Your employment status

If you are a University Teaching Officer, or employed by the University in a post that includes teaching or examining among its requirements, you cannot claim a fee for examining/assessing work for the MRes, MPhil (taught) or probationary review. The following positions are not eligible for the fee:

  • Professors (except honorary)
  • Readers
  • University Senior Lecturers
  • University Lecturers
  • Assistant Directors of Research
  • Senior Assistants in Research
  • Clinical Lecturer
  • Director/Assistant Director (e.g. of an Institute within the University)

College Teaching Officers, Research Associates, Associate Lecturers and others who are not employed by the University in the way described above can claim a fee for these examinations.

 

Submitting a claim

Claim form: ​can be found here.

Completed forms should be sent to the MPhil course administrator/Senior Examiner who will confirm the correct payment has been requested and pass to the Degree Committee to arrange payment. Electronic copies of the claim form and receipts are acceptable. Payments are authorised by the Degree Committee but made by Student Registry; in busy periods payment can take up to 12 weeks.

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Office closures

The DC 'remote' Office will be closed from 3pm on Friday 28 August 2020 for the August Bank Holiday. We reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Meetings schedule

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Board of Graduate Studies, and Degree Ceremonies:

2019-20

2020-21