The Scholars Programme: A meaningful, paid teaching opportunity for PhD and postdoctoral researchers

Over the last seven years, The Brilliant Club has worked to increase the number of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities, by recruiting, training and placing over 1200 researchers in non-selective state schools across the UK.

As a Scholars Programme tutor, you will deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small groups of high-performing pupils from underrepresented communities.

There is now the opportunity for you to join this growing community of like-minded researchers and become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2019, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

The Summer term programmes run between March and June, and involve delivering a course of seven pre-designed tutorials to pupils in Year 5 and 6 (ten and eleven-year-olds) or Year 7 and 8 (twelve and thirteen-year-olds).

Through working as a tutor, researchers:

  • Develop teaching experience in small group tutorials
  • Receive high-quality training and support
  • Enhance their knowledge of the UK education system
  • Disseminate their research to a unique, non-expert audience
  • Join a community of like-minded researchers across the UK
  • Are paid £500 per placement

To find out more about the tutoring opportunity and to watch a short video of tutors speaking about their experience, please visit To apply, please complete the application form.

The February Assessment Centres will be the last opportunity to get involved as a Scholars Programme tutor in the 2018-19 academic year, so please do make your application as soon as possible! If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at