The Brilliant Club – Scholars Programme

A meaningful, well-paid teaching opportunity for KCL PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

The Scholars Programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve disadvantaged communities. Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, The Brilliant Club placed over 500 researchers in schools across the UK, where they worked with over 10,000 pupils.

There is now the opportunity for you to be involved in Autumn 2017 or Spring 2018 placements.

The Brilliant Club will be holding two Information Events on Thursday 6 July:

  • 12.00 – 13.00, Greenwood Lecture Theatre, Guy’s Campus
  • 14.00 – 15.00, K-1.56 King’s Building, Strand Campus (lower ground floor)

Please come along if you would like to find out more about becoming a Scholars Programme tutor.

In addition to earning £500 per placement, successful candidates will gain valuable teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of the UK education system and develop a programme of tutorials drawing on elements of their own research with a chance to disseminate it to a non-expert audience. As well as this, they will also join a cohort of like-minded researchers who are interested in widening access to universities.

Tutors who are accepted to become a Scholars Programme tutor will be supported by a training programme consisting of two full-days including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook. After the training session, The Scholars Programme 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 and assignment which is marked their tutor.

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club tutoring opportunities online. To apply please visit the application form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at

LGBTQ+ Experiences of Doctoral Education

Are you a doctoral researcher who identifies, in some sense, as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender or Queer? We would like to hear about your experience.

What is the study about?

Researchers at Coventry University and King’s College London are undertaking a major research project examining the experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of LGBTQ+ doctoral students in UK Higher Education institutions. The project aims to help the Higher Education sector better understand any issues or challenges faced by LGBTQ+ doctoral students and how they can be more effectively supported. Your input to this would be valuable.

What is required?

We invite you to complete an online questionnaire which will explore how you feel your sexual orientation and/or gender identity impacts on your personal and professional life as a doctoral candidate. Participation is voluntary. You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in anyway.

Survey link

If you would like to take part please click the link to the survey below:


If you have any questions about this project please contact Dr. Ross English –