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.

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

Why Become a Scholars Programme PhD 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

The Brilliant Club will be running an online webinar on 8 April 2020 at 1pm and 30 April 2020 at 11am, where you can find out more about the opportunity of becoming a Scholars Programme PhD tutor.  Come along to find out more about the opportunity. To access the webinars, please follow the following links:

Wednesday 8 April 2020, 1pm –

Wednesday 30 April 2020, 11am –

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

Information for Researchers – 2020

Webinar Information – for Researchers – SHU