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Meet The Brilliant Club! A meaningful, well-paid teaching and researcher development opportunity

By Vivienne C Watson, on 18 November 2013

The Brilliant Club will be visiting the UCL campus to meet UCL PhD students on Tuesday 3rd December. See below to find out how to book an appointment.

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve communities with a low-participation rate in higher education. Find out more about the experience through the perspective of a UCL researcher here: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-researchers/2013/10/31/are-you-a-phd-student-interested-in-teaching-find-out-about-the-variety-of-options-open-to-you-within-the-education-sector/.

Over the course of the last academic year we have placed over 150 researchers in low participation schools in London, the South East and the West Midlands, where they have worked with around 3000 pupils. We are now recruiting tutors to work with us in 2014 to work with pupils aged 13-18. 

We will be at the UCL campus to talk about our programme on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd December. To book an appointment please email Dr Chris Wilson at chris@thebrilliantclub.org and you will be allocated a slot. Feel free to come to find out more information or to bring along a completed application form (downloaded from our website) and your CV – our next assessment centres will be on 30/11 and 7/12. We run a rolling recruitment process, but early applications are strongly encouraged.

In addition to earning up to £1500 a year, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials based on their own research and the opportunity to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. Last year’s programmes varied from ‘An Introduction to Moral Philosophy’ to ‘Could the Stars Float in your Bath?’ to ‘Is Due Process Necessary for All Criminal Trials?’. Successful candidates will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to highly-selective universities.

To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor please find further information and an application form on our website, www.thebrilliantclub.org, and send the completed form with a copy of your CV to Dr Mary Henes at apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

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