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Manchester Access Programme (MAP) now recruiting academic staff and PhD students as academic tutors for 2019

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is now recruiting academic members of staff or PhD students for academic tutors for 2019.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the social responsibility goals of the University whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring

What is MAP?
MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of talented local sixth form (Year 12) students into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university. You can find out more about MAP on our website. We are hoping to recruit approximately 640 students on the programme this year, all of whom will have attended state school and have no history of higher education in their family.

In order to successfully complete the programme and earn a two A-level grade reduction (or equivalent) towards an admissions offer from The University of Manchester and a scholarship, each MAP student must complete an academic assignment. The academic assignment is 1,500 words on a topic of their choice and will help them to develop the essential research and academic writing skills needed to be a successful university student.

MAP Academic Tutors
Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves supporting 1- 6 MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing their completion of the academic assignment. The tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student and the marking of their draft and final assignment.

  • Thursday 2 May – First Contact Tutor Day – MAP Students will email you to introduce themselves and to arrange a time for the first meeting.
  • Thursday 2 May – Thursday 6 June – First Meeting – To agree on an appropriate assignment title and go through the expectations and learning outcomes of the assignment process. (45 minutes)
  • Wednesday 26 June – Second Contact Tutor Day – MAP Students will email you to contact to arrange the second meeting
  • July – Mark Draft Assignment – Mark the draft assignment through Blackboard. You must provide feedback by Tuesday 13 August. (2 hours)
  • Wednesday 10 July – Tuesday 13 August – Second Meeting To give feedback to the students regarding the draft they should have submitted to you and to highlight areas for improvement. (45 minutes)
  • August – Mark Final Assignment – Mark the final assignment through Blackboard. You must provide assignment marks by Sunday 9 September. (1.5 hours)

Payment
Payment is £60 per student you tutor. These are paid in two £30 instalments – one payment after the first meeting and one after the final assessment has been marked through Blackboard.

Application
If you are interested in becoming a MAP Academic Tutor, then please complete the online application form. Application closing date is midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-February.

How applications are considered
Although we would hope to offer as many colleagues as possible the chance to work with us, we cannot guarantee that by completing the application you will be able to tutor on the programme next year.

Priority will be given to the following;

  1. Individuals that indicate they can tutor in subject areas that are in demand for the 2019 cohort. (As we are still recruiting students for 2019, we are still unsure of subject demand and how many tutors are required for each discipline).
  2. Individuals that have previously applied to be an Academic Tutor however have not been offered this opportunity.
  3. We will then consider how well an individual has met the person specification on their application.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with young adults or young people under the age of 18, delivering mentoring, tutoring, outreach or enrichment activities.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), demonstrating the ability to understand and adapt to different learning styles to communicate in a way that is clear and engaging.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of developing positive and professional relationships with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to offer advice, support and guidance in a constructive, positive and non-judgmental way.

DBS and Training
All new tutors MUST have an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to work as an academic tutor on MAP. This is to ensure we are working in line with the University of Manchester’s Child Protection Policy. If you are successful in being offered this role, and you do not currently have a DBS check, then you will be invited to complete a DBS check by the MAP team in February.

All new tutors must also attend a compulsory tutor training session. We will be running training sessions for all tutors during February and March and, if we are able to offer you a tutoring role, will be in touch to let you know when they are running. You will also be supported by the MAP team throughout the process and receive resources to help you.

We look forward to receiving your applications. Please do not hesitate to contact map@manchester.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Posted on behalf of: The MAP Team | Manchester Access Programme | Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation| Directorate for the Student Experience | 2.054 The Rutherford Building | Coupland Street | The University of Manchester | Manchester |M13 9PL

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6505
Email: map@manchester.ac.uk
Web: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/aspiring-students/map/

Manchester Access Programme – closing on Monday

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) closes for applications at 5pm on Monday, 17 December!

MAP, The University of Manchester’s flagship widening participation scheme for local Year 12 students, aims to help Year 12 students who live or study in Greater Manchester and meet specific criteria, to secure a place at The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university.

Programme
MAP participants complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates specific knowledge and skills. Tasks include completing an academic assignment (with the full support of a University staff member), attending a two-day University Life Residential and participating in a number of workshops based on individual interests.

Benefits
If you successfully complete MAP, there are lots of benefits:

  • Receive advice and guidance for your UCAS application and personal statement.
  • Receive an early decision on your UCAS application (if you decide to apply to The University of Manchester).
  • Be awarded the Undergraduate Access Scholarship (currently £1000), if you start an undergraduate course at The University of Manchester.
  • Receive a reduced offer of up to two A-Level grades (or equivalent) below the standard entry offer at The University of Manchester.
  • Enhance your skills, such as your time management and team-working skills.
    Prepare for different types of teaching and learning at university.
  • Gain information about the different types of university courses available and what it’s like to be a university student.

Application Instructions
MAP will close for applications at 5pm on Monday, 17 December. You can find the application form and further information on the MAP website.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the MAP team at map@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 306 6505.

Jenny Sloan | Widening Access Project Lead | Student Recruitment and Widening Participation

Manchester Access Programme (MAP) now recruiting for academic tutors for 2016

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the social responsibility goals of the University whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring skills and earning some money at the same time.

MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of talented local sixth form (Year 12) students into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university. You can find out more about MAP on our website. There will be over 600 students on the programme this year, all of whom will have attended state school and have no history of higher education in their family. We are looking for both academic members of staff and PhD students to tutor these students.

In order to successfully complete the programme and earn a two grade reduction towards an admissions offer from The University of Manchester and a scholarship, each MAP student must complete an academic assignment. The academic assignment is 1,500 words on a topic of their choice and will help them to develop the essential research and academic writing skills needed to be a successful university student.

Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves tutoring 1- 6 MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing the production of their academic assignment. Communication with the student will be via email and the tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student and the marking of their draft and final assignment.

Key dates 2016:

  • First Tutorial Meeting: Students will contact their tutor in April to arrange their first meeting which must take place between the middle of April and end of May. During the first meeting assignment targets and titles are set.
  • Submit Assignment Draft: A draft of their assignment must be submitted to their tutor by the middle of July.
  • Second Tutorial Meeting: After a draft assignment has been submitted, students must meet with their tutor for a second time by the start of August. During the second meeting students receive feedback on their draft assignment.
  • Deadline for Final Assignment: The deadline for submitting the final assignment is Monday 29 August 2016
  • Assignment assessment: The deadline for assignment assessment is Monday 12 September 2016.

Payment

Payment is two £30 payments for every MAP student you tutor – one payment after the first meeting and one after the final assessment has been made.

Training

All new tutors must attend a 1.5 hour compulsory training session and further Blackboard Training session. We will be running training sessions for all tutors during March and, if we are able to offer you a tutoring role, will be in touch to let you know when they are running. You will also be supported by the MAP team throughout the process and receive resources to help you.

Apply

If you are interested can you please complete this online application. Please note that, although we would hope to offer as many colleagues as possible the chance to work with us, we cannot guarantee that by completing this survey you will be able to tutor on the programme next year. As we are still recruiting students for 2016, we are not yet sure of their subject demands, which means that we cannot say for certain how many tutors we will need for each discipline. However, by competing this survey you will highlight your interest in working with us, and we may be able to offer you tutoring work on other projects in 2016.

If you complete the above application, we will be in touch in the new year regarding your interest in working on MAP. Please do not hesitate to contact map@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Manchester Access Programme, Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation, Directorate for the Student Experience, The University of Manchester

MAP Enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6505
Email: map@manchester.ac.uk
Web: www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/map/

Widening Participation opportunity for PhD students

The Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation Team are looking to recruit three Manchester Access Programme (MAP) Fellows.

Applicants must be either:

  • A current PhD student at the university
  • A medical student intercalating or in their fourth year and above.

Please read the attached job description for more details about the role and how to apply – MAP Fellow Job Description (pdf)

There are three positions available, one covering the Medical and Human Sciences Faculty, one the Humanities and one the Engineering and Physical Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with an ability to work across a broad range of subject disciplines.

This position will support the University’s flagship widening participation scheme for post-16 learners through the development of activities and resources for students on MAP.

Before submitting an application, we strongly recommend that interested persons read about the University’s widening participation work and the Manchester Access Programme in more detail. Please visit:

Applications close Monday 17 March, 5pm