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

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

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

  • Develop teaching experience and other employability skills
  • Receive high-quality training in teaching pedagogy
  • Enhance your knowledge of the UK education system
  • Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience
  • Join a community of like-minded researchers across the UK
  • Have the choice of how many placements you’d like to take part in, getting paid £500 per placement

What is The Brilliant Club?

Only 1 in 50 of the most disadvantaged quintile of 18 year olds 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.

Find out more and take up the opportunity

There is now the opportunity for you to join this growing community of like-minded researchers and become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2019-20, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

The Brilliant Club will be hosting a series of webinars where you can find out further information about becoming a Scholars Programme tutor.

You can find out when the next webinar is, and register your interest in attending here: https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-researchers/webinar-tsp-registration/

To find out more about the tutoring opportunity and to watch a short video of tutors speaking about their experience, please visit www.thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-researchers/get-involved/ Then to apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of The Brilliant Club website page.

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

The Brilliant Club – Tutor Recruitment and Info Event at Manchester

The Brilliant Club Placements: A meaningful, paid opportunity for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to teach their own research!

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 communities with a low participation rate in Higher Education.

Over the course of the academic year 2014-2015 we placed over 450 researchers to work in schools across London, the South East, the Midlands, the North East and North West of England, where they worked with over 6000 high performing pupils.

Find out what two of our very own PhD researchers from The University of Manchester thought of their Brilliant Club experience:

How does it work?

Tutors are placed in a school to work with two groups of four or six high-performing pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and help to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Tutors will be supported by a training programme consisting of two full-day sessions and will accompany their pupils on a university trip, which will include their introductory tutorial.

In addition to earning £450 per placement, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials drawing on elements of their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. As well as this, they will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities.

How can I find out more?

The Brilliant Club will be running an information event at Manchester where doctoral and post-doctoral researchers can find out more. No need to register just turn up: Friday 5 August, 14:00-15:00, University Place 5.210, The University of Manchester

How can I apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor?

We have now opened applications for our autumn term placements. To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor, please find the application form, along with further information about the assessment process on our website: http://www.thebrilliantclub.org/apply/

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