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Opportunity for PhD and postdoctoral researchers

20 October 2017

Are you a PhD student or a Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching, to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities. 

As part of its Diversity and Inclusion priority area, Wellcome Trust are partnering with the Brilliant Club and offer you an opportunity to become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2017-18, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

The opportunity is opened to Wellcome PhD and postdoctoral researchers, as well as others. In other words, if you are a PhD or postdoctoral researcher not funded by the Wellcome Trust but are interested in the opportunity you can also apply.

Through working as a tutor with The Brilliant Club, you will:

  • Join a community of over 1000 researchers taking their expertise into schools to support widening access to university
  • Develop teaching experience in small group tutorials
  • Receive high-quality training and support
  • Enhance your employability skills and knowledge of the UK education system
  • Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience
  • Be paid £500 per placement

The Brilliant Club holds regular webinars to let you know more about the programme: please register interest for these at  thebrilliantclub.org/webinar-tsp-registration/, and also hold information events at campuses across the UK.

To find out more about the tutoring opportunity and to watch a short video of tutors speaking about their experience, please visit thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-researchers/get-involved/

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of this website page.

Deadline for applications: 4 November 2017

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at apply@thebrilliantclub.org

 

 

Further information

More about The Brilliant Club

Only 1 in 50 of the most disadvantaged quintile of 18 year olds in the UK progress to a highly-selective university. Over the last five years, The Brilliant Club has worked to increase this number by recruiting, training and placing over 1000 researchers across the UK to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small groups of high-performing pupils from underrepresented communities.

There is now the opportunity for you to join this growing community of like-minded researchers and become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2017-18, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

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