Are you a PhD researcher or doctoral graduate who wants to help a young person realise their academic potential?

Programme Overview

Working as a Brilliant Club tutor offers PhD researchers and graduates a meaningful, paid, community engagement opportunity.

Applications for Scholars Programme and Join the Dots placements in the 2024/25 academic year are now open. The first deadline, for tutoring in the Autumn term, is Sunday 5th May.

Why tutor with us?

    As a tutor you will:

    • Receive expert training to develop and hone your pedagogical skills
    • Communicate your research to a non-specialist audience
    • Gain sustained teaching experience
    • Join a nationwide community of over 1,000 like-minded researchers making a huge impact on university access
    • Earn from £572.00 per placement, plus an additional £124 for designing a new course, and travel expenses 
    • Boost your CV and receive support to communicate your skills in future job applications
    • Support and inspire young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access university

    How does it work?

    Once you are trained and registered as a Scholars Programme tutor, we will ask for your availability in advance of each school term. This means you can fit work with us around your other commitments.

    For each term that you are available, The Scholars Programme Team will aim to place you to deliver a placement in school; this will consist of delivering 2 hours of teaching per week, teaching 7 school students at a time.

    A placement journey