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Tutor opportunities via Brilliant Club

The Scholars Programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities.

The University of Southampton works in partnership with The Brilliant Club to offer you the opportunity to join The Brilliant Club’s PhD tutor community in 2020-21.

More information about working as a Brilliant Club PhD Tutor.

Read about what it's like to be a tutor for The Brilliant Club and how the skills gained can benefit your research in this case study of University of Southampton PGR Gareth LuTheryn. 

Why Become a Scholars Programme PhD Tutor?

The Brilliant Club will be running online information webinars on 13 and 27 May – register your interest using the Eventbrite here:

13 May

27 May

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. 

Tutors are supported by a training programme consisting of two full-days including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook. Each Scholars Programme placement then begins with tutors accompanying their pupils on a university trip, followed by six further tutorials in their school. At the end of the programme pupils submit an assignment which is marked by their tutor.

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online. To apply please visit the application form.

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

Looking for a full-time position?

If you’re keen on working with young people and feel passionate about our charity’s aims, you can apply to our sister programme, Researchers in Schools. RIS is a full-time route into teaching for PhDs that incorporates elements from The Scholars Programme, along with a host of other features designed to get the most from your research skill set. For more information on RIS, including funding and benefits, contact us on or visit


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