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Applications open to become a Brilliant Club tutor

Published: 21 October 2020

Tutors teaching CPR to secondary school students. Tutors teaching CPR to secondary school students.

St George’s Widening Participation team are offering all PhD, post-doctoral students and researchers an exciting opportunity to gain teaching experience and work with young people by applying to become a Tutor on The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. 

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD/Post-doc community to share its academic expertise with state schools. 

St George’s Widening Participation Team have formed a collaborative relationship with the charity.

If successful in your application, all researchers will be given expert training. This will enable you to design and deliver a course of tutorials for a few hours each week to pupils in a local school over a six-week period. This course will be focused around your own, personal research.

Following the initial training weekend, you will be placed within a non-selective state school by the Brilliant Club, and also compensated £500 for your time.

Feedback from those that have previously participated has been overwhelmingly positive, with individuals reporting that the training allowed them to learn about important teaching techniques that have translated directly into their teaching of undergraduate students. The experience also offers a unique chance for students/researchers to develop ways of discussing their research with a wider audience which in turn makes it more accessible.

You can also find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online.

To apply to work as a Tutor please complete the application form.

Please note the application deadline is 30th October. Successful applicants are able to select which terms they would like to work as a tutor in and whether they would like to deliver multiple placements.  

This year they also plan to be a National Tutoring Programme provider, so will have additional curriculum specific tutoring opportunities for researchers specialising in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at


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