The scholars programme – PhD tutor opportunity – 2019-20

by | Sep 26, 2019 | Uncategorised | 0 comments

The Scholars Programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities.

The University of Manchester works in partnership with The Brilliant Club to offer you the opportunity to join The Brilliant Club’s PhD tutor community in 2019-20.

Why Become a Scholars Programme PhD Tutor?

• Support local pupils from underrepresented backgrounds to access university
• Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills
• Earn £500 per placement plus travel expenses
• Disseminate your research to small groups of school pupils
• Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on university access

The Brilliant Club will be running an information event on campus on Wednesday 20 November 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 in Uni Place, room 6.205. Come along to find out more about the opportunity.

If you are unable to make this information event, we also offer several webinars for you to find out more about becoming a PhD tutor. To sign up for an information webinar, click here.

Successful applicants are able to select which terms they would like to work as a tutor in and whether they would like to deliver multiple-placements.

Tutors are supported by a training programme consisting of two full-days including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook. Each Scholars Programme placement then begins with tutors accompanying their pupils on a university trip, followed by six further tutorials in their school. At the end of the programme pupils submit an assignment which is marked by their tutor.

In 2019-20, The Brilliant Club will work with its 2000th PhD tutor – this could be you!

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online. To apply please visit the application form.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at


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