The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train PhD students and ECRs to support less advantaged school pupils access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.
Working with the Brilliant Club provides PhDs training in widening participation, research communication, and teaching. Researchers are then paid to deliver academically rigorous programmes to small groups of pupils in state schools across the UK.
How does it work?
There are two programmes researchers can get involved with: The Scholars Programme and The Brilliant Tutoring Programme.
On The Scholars Programme, tutors are trained to create a course based on their own academic research pitched at pupils in Key Stage 4 or 5. Tutors also have the opportunity to deliver a pre-designed programme to younger pupils aged 8-10. They deliver this course in university-style tutorials to groups of 7.
The Brilliant Tutoring Programme helps pupils who have been most impacted by Covid-19 to catch up on lost learning. This programme focuses on core curriculum subjects (English, Maths, Sciences) to help students regain confidence and is taught in groups of 4.
To help fit alongside their other commitments, tutors indicate their availability on a termly basis. Placements are paid from £550 per placement, with an additional £121 for designing a Scholars Programme course. Travel expenses are also paid.
See the website for more information and register to attend an online information event (or request a recording of one if you can’t attend)
Applications are made via the online application form and the next deadline is Sunday 18th December