Get paid tutoring and public engagement experience with the Brilliant Club

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The Brilliant Club is a charity working to widen participation in higher education by putting university researchers into schools.

Its Scholars Programme offers doctoral and early career researchers a meaningful, paid professional development opportunity, delivering university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils in non-selective state schools.

Researchers design and deliver sessions based on their own research for pupils 13 and above, or deliver a pre-designed programme for younger pupils pitched at the appropriate level. A weekend of pedagogical training is provided to all tutors. The next application deadline is 30 November.

Why apply?

  • Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching
  • Gain valuable public engagement experience
  • Communicate your research to a non-specialist audience
  • Boost your employability with transferable skills
  • Support local pupils from underrepresented backgrounds to access university
  • Join a nationwide network of like-minded researchers making an impact on university access
  • Earn £500 per placement

See the Scholars Programme webpages for further information, including the application form, and email if you have any questions.

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