Teaching at QUB? Know Your Rights

As of June 2018, new policy on teaching and teaching-related duties applies across the University. The below will apply to most TAs and PGTAs (if you have an issue, refer to the full guidance document or ask us: ucu-officers@qub.ac.uk).


  • You should have your contract before you start working.
  • All expectations and duties should be made explicit at point of contracting.
  • Your hours and time commitment should be set out as far in advance as is practicable.
  • You should not be asked  to undertake duties outside of your contract.


  • You should have access to printing facilities and locker space, hot-desking facilities where possible, and access to a regular space for office hours.

Pay Rates

  • You should be told in advance about the regular scheduling of payments (including marking).
  • All work you do, whether preparation, marking, delivery etc., is all accounted for explicitly and on an hourly basis. The pay rates are £17.26 per hour AC2/Band B, £14.47 per hour AC1/BandA.
  • The figures below are a guideline based on the disaggregated pay rates:
  • Lectures (1 hour) = £69.04 (repeat in same week = £25.89)
  • Seminars, Tutorial or Oral classes (1 hour) = £51.78
  • (1st repeat  = £25.89, further repeats = £17.26)
  • Lab supervision and demonstrating = £21.71 or £28.94 per hour (dependent on level of preparation).
  • Field Trip Assistance = £14.47 per hour inclusive of travel time
  • Office hours = £7.24 per seminar group per week

The full policy guidance document is available at the QUB Human Resources web page or via our website – www.ucuqub.org