Researchers in
North East

Special offer: half-price RIS fees for Year One in your area

We interview applicants twice a week so we have a steady stream of candidates to match with schools

Candidates who have passed interview with us 

The candidates listed below have passed the application and interview process with Researchers in Schools. This process includes delivering a mini lesson on an aspect of their PhD aimed at GCSE students. These candidates want to be placed in and around Newcastle.

  • Chemistry – Bursary (fee) route
  • Chemistry – Bursary (fee) route
  • Maths – Bursary (fee) route

    Candidates who are awaiting interview with us

    The candidates below have passed the initial screening of their written application to Researchers in Schools. They have been assessed on motivation, adaptability, communication and knowledge and will shortly be interviewed by a member of the team.

    • Maths – Bursary (fee) route
    • Maths – Bursary (fee) route
    • History – Bursary (fee) route

    What a RIS participant can bring to your school

    Researchers in Schools participants are uniquely placed to add extra value in your school through a series of projects and activities:

    • Uni Pathways: a university-style intervention delivered in the first year for high-potential Year 9 students to improve their understanding of university and high-level academic study. Participants design and deliver seven tutorials based on their PhD thesis and pupils write a final assignment which is graded using university grades.

    Additionally, participants deliver activities and projects designed to meet a specific need in school, such as:

    Physics Masterclass: a day’s worth of sessions on space including a talk from an astronaut

    Careers Drop Down Day: sessions on different career routes and mock interviews

    Oxbridge Interview Support: practical preparation and practice interview sessions for Year 12 Oxbridge applicants

    Cubes in Space: a global science competition in which students design an experiment to send a cube into space

    Grade 9 Club: extra-curricular stretch and challenge sessions for GCSE students


    Get in touch

    If you would like to find out more about any of these candidates and the possibility of them becoming part of your school community, please do get in touch. Please email our Relationships Development Officer Catherine Hatcher.