Postgraduate Tutor – OxNet/Pembroke Access Week Summer School

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Postgraduate Tutor – Job Description

Pembroke College is recruiting graduate students to act as tutors on the annual OxNet/Pembroke Access Week Summer School. Due to the uncertain landscape over the summer, Pembroke will be running this event online this year, between Monday 2 August and Friday 6 August.

The Summer School is designed to give Year 12 pupils from link state schools in Northern England and London the experience of university study and life.

Pupils will be part of one of five strands: Humanities and Social Sciences, STEM, English, Modern Languages and Philosophy and World Religions, and will have selected their topic in advance. During the summer school pupils will work to produce an essay (Humanities and Social Sciences, English, Modern Languages or Philosophy and World Religions) or project (STEM), ahead of a final tutorial with their Postgraduate Tutor.

Postgraduate tutors will set topics and work, in the form of essays or projects while undergraduates will mentor pupils online for the week.  Each tutor will be responsible for a group of around 4 Year 12 pupils, and will be required to be available on the morning of Monday 2 August to give an initial tutorial and set work/reading lists, and on the morning of Friday 6 August to give small-group tutorials. Tutors will be expected to read and provide feedback on submitted work, which will be submitted on the evening of Thursday 5 August, before the tutorials begin.


  • To prepare a topic and reading in one of the five strands – Humanities and Social Sciences, English, Modern Languages, Philosophy and World Religions or STEM
  • To liaise with the OxNet Administrator regarding set texts in the weeks before the Summer School to allow time for preparation of Reading Packs (NB – reading materials must comply with copyright restrictions).
  • To present the topic and set the task at a preliminary group tutorial
  • To read and provide feedback on pupils’ submitted work
  • To conduct small-group tutorials, based on pupils’ submitted work and their wider engagement with the topic
  • To assist staff in selecting prize winners in each strand, either by attending a selection meeting held on lunchtime of Friday 6 August, or by providing written comments

All tutors will be expected to attend a briefing session prior to the beginning of Access Week.


Tutors will be paid at the Senior Tutor rate, which is currently £27.65 per contact hour. Please note that this rate has been designed to cover any preparation and follow up work – any preparation time and follow up work will not be paid separately.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a statement detailing the following:

  • What topic you would like to teach at the Summer School
  • Why you want to be a tutor on the Summer School
  • What experience, if any, you have working with young people in a teaching/ mentoring/ leadership role
  • Do you have a valid DBS certificate issued in the last 12 months? (Please note that a DBS check is not required for this role, but we will take details of mentors who have existing checks)
  • Anything else you think we should know in relation to your application

Please submit your application by email to Felix Slade at before Monday 7 June.

All successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK in advance of the summer school.

Candidates in the UK on a visa must ensure they do not exceed their legal working limit.

All tutors should have a valid national insurance number.

Late applications will not be considered.


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