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The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme

Do you enjoy talking about your research? Are you interested in gaining teaching experience and in getting paid to do so? If so, the Doctoral College invites you to join us to learn more about The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme.


The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train PGRs to support disadvantaged school pupils access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there. 

The Brilliant Club provides PGRs 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?

On The Scholars Programme, tutors are trained to deliver a research based programme – either one based on their academic research, or a pre-designed programme. They deliver this course in university-style tutorials to groups of 7. 

To help fit alongside their other commitments, tutors indicate their availability on a termly basis. Placements are paid from £605 per placement, with an additional £161 for designing a Scholars Programme course (plus London weighting). Travel expenses are also paid.  

Sounds great! How do I learn more?

The Doctoral College is running four information sessions between May and July to introduce you to the Scholars Programme and to help answer your questions. You can book onto any of these via the CPD Training System (you do not need to attend all four).

  • 16 May – 14:00-15:00 (Online via Zoom) – booking link
  • 29 May – 14:30-15:30 (In-person on the Mile End campus – plus snacks!) – booking link
  • 18 June – 13:00-14:00 (Online via Zoom) – booking link
  • 4 July – 13:00-14:00 (Online via Zoom) – booking link

If you have any queries, please contact the Doctoral College’s Researcher Development Advisor, Melanie Crisfield (



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