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 Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Participation Team is currently recruiting Postgraduate students for the position of Widening Participation Fellows.

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.

Hours and Pay: The period of employment is usually from October – July (10 months). The standard level of involvement is on average 100 hours spread across the 10 months. The payment is monthly (£125 a month). Potential applicants interested in fewer hours should speak with the contact person for their area given in the attached roles and responsibilities document. Further details of the positions, and reasons to get involved can be found in the following documents:

Interested applicants need to send the following information to your relevant Faculty Officer by Friday 15 August 2014.

  • WP Fellow Application Form 2014 (doc)
  • CV
  • Covering letter outlining your teaching experience with the age group 11 – 18 years and evidence of the essential skills listed above. This should be no longer than one side of A4.

What previous WP Fellows said about the experience:

  • A sense of satisfaction from seeing young people understanding something you developed, and show an interest in a new subject thanks to the work you’ve done.
  • Getting better at explaining subject in accessible terms to different audiences
  • Gaining confidence about delivering; improvisation.

For more information about the University’s widening participation work please visit: