A placement with The Scholars Programme, through The Brilliant Club, offers doctoral and post-doctoral researchers an opportunity to undertake meaningful, paid work on a part-time basis. As the same time, working as a PhD tutor enables them to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. As well as gaining teaching and public engagement experience, PhD tutors will deepen their knowledge of the UK education system, helping them understand the backgrounds of the undergraduates studying at their institutions.
Our training programme is delivered by qualified teachers and experienced PhD researchers. It focuses on learning theory and teaching technique, as well as providing practical support for tutors to design their own course. All tutors also take part in a professional induction, including an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Check. For more details, please look through the documents below or download our Information for Researchers Brochure.
We run a rolling application process throughout the year, recruiting PhD tutors to work across the country. There is no formal deadline for applications, but we recommend the following timelines for our termly programmes:
- Autumn Term Programme (November to January) – Apply by end of August
- Spring Term Programme (February to May) – Apply by end of November
- Summer Term Programme (June to September) – Apply by end of March
If you have any queries or require further information, please email our Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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