Academic tutors needed for the Manchester Access Programme 2022

by | Jan 12, 2022

Academic staff members and PhD students can apply

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is now recruiting new academic tutors for 2022. If you are an academic member of staff or a PhD student and want to support the progression of talented local young people to university, we want to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to our University’s social responsibility goals whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring.

What is MAP?

MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of local sixth form (Year 12) students from underrepresented backgrounds into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university.

MAP Academic Tutors

Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves supporting 1- 6 MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing their completion of the academic assignment; a 1,500 word essay on a topic of their choice. The tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student via Zoom and the marking of their draft and final assignment. There is no requirement to be on campus, as MAP tutoring is delivered 100% remotely.

Payment is fixed at £60 per student you tutor. These are paid in two £30 instalments.


You will need to be available through to October 2022, with a current staff contract or ongoing study at The University of Manchester.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a MAP Academic Tutor, then please complete the online application form. The application form takes approximately seven minutes to complete.

The application closing date is midnight on Sunday, 6 February 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of February.

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