The Brilliant Club
The Brilliant Club: A meaningful, well-paid teaching opportunity for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Exeter
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.
Why Become a Brilliant Club Tutor?
Support local pupils from underrepresented backgrounds to access university
- Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills
- Earn £500 per placement plus an additional £100 for designing a new course, and travel expenses
- Disseminate your research to small groups of school pupils
- Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on university access
Tutors are supported by a, currently online, training programme including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook.
The Placement Journey consists of a Launch Event followed by six further tutorials either socially distanced in school or delivered remotely via The Brilliant Club’s VLE. At the end of the programme pupils submit an assignment which is marked by their tutor.
To apply immediately to work as a Brilliant Club tutor please complete The Brilliant Club’s online application form.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at email@example.com.
Thinking of applying? You might find the following resources useful:
- What is Public Engagement? – National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
- Presentation Skills
- Presenting Yourself and Your Research to Non-Specialists – GW4 (you will need to request access to the GW4 portal to access this resource)
- Answering Competency-Based Interview Questions – The Guardian Careers Blog
Part of the focus of The Brilliant Club recruitment is PGRs approach to interactive, reflective teaching. Therefore, PGRs interested in applying to The Scholar's Programme may benefit from having attended Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme (LTHE), which introduces the underlying principles and practical methods of effective learning and teaching.
Examples of Exeter PGRs projects taughts in skills, and placement workbooks:
- Seeing the Light: Skin Cancer Therapy in the 21st Century- Alexander Cowley
- From Fossils Fuels to Fish- Cameron Hird
- Listening to Film: How does film music work and what does it do?- Gemma Edney
- Electromagnetics and how it powers our world- Liam Trimby
- Comparing Political Systems: what is 'political science?'- Nick Dickinson
- Women Matter(s): Feminism and Women's Writing in France- Sandra Daroczi