Are you passionate about your subject area? Would you like the opportunity to work with local school children? Then the Widening Participation Fellow programme might be for you!

The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team is recruiting non-final year PhD students for the position of Widening Participation Fellows this summer. These positions support the University’s widening participation activities with a range of learners from primary through to sixth formers. There are a number of posts available in each Faculty plus a new role which will look at Public Engagement on clean air for young people .

You can learn more about our Widening Participation work by visiting our webpages and view our annual report from last year. You can find out more information about the WP Fellow positions here.

To apply please follow this link – the deadline for applications is Monday 19 August. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 30 August, inviting them to interviews between 2 – 20 September 2019.

Please note these positions are open to PhD students who won’t be in their final year from September 2019. Students who will be 1st Years in their PhDs in September are able to apply.

For further information and enquiries, please contact the relevant Faculty Officer below:

We aim to widen participation to higher education from low participation groups by showcasing university as a real opportunity for everyone

Being a WP fellow has helped me get through some of the tougher days of my PhD. Science should be accessible to all, and being a WP fellow makes this possible” – Mel FSE

Posted on behalf of Emma Lewis-Kalubowila,  Academic Enrichment Officer, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation