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PhD/ECR Opportunity: The Brilliant Club 2024/25 - British Association for American Studies


PhD/ECR Opportunity: The Brilliant Club 2024/25


The Brilliant Club – PhD and ECR part time opportunity – 2024-25

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

The Brilliant Club provides PhDs and ECRs 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.

For more information, register to attend an online information event. To apply, fill in the application form here If you have any queries, please get in touch via