Looking forward to 2021?

We have announced our new programme for January to March. Registration opens 6th January.

We would like to thank all those who have joined our events, webinars, workshops, writing retreats and so on over the past year. We wish you the very best for the coming break, and hope you do feel able to have a break, if not to meet people, at least to have a change of scenery … Look after yourself, and support friends and colleagues where possible.

We also hope that you are looking forward to 2021. It has been a challenging year for most of us and we can only hope for better in the coming year. Maybe you will more time in the University, meet people face to face at last, get to conferences, or to finish your thesis ….

We also have a new programme for January to March, although delivery will remain online. A full list is on our web timetable, where you can obtain further information for most events and registration opens on the 6th January. Here we take a preview of our January events.

Writing retreats – Our programme begins with our online writing retreats, which offer peer support to those writing (although you also do reading, data preparation …) All those already on our list for these events will be notified of these upcoming dates.

12  Jan09:45 – 12:00Online Writing Retreat
19  Jan09:45 – 15:00Online Writing Retreat

Teaching Opportunity – Are you interested in a teaching opportunity in local secondary schools? Would you like an opportunity to gain valuable and rewarding experience in teaching your own research area to support those considering University? The Brilliant Club are providing a webinar for us to introduce their Scholars programme, how it works (even in a pandemic) and how it will help you. No registration is required, see below for details:

12  Jan11:00 – 12:00Webinar for The Scholars Programme (The Brilliant Club)

Presentation skills – Are you looking to improve your presentation skills? We have two online workshops to help you plan your next talk, and deliver your research coherently and succinctly, and to help you develop your delivery style and gain confidence. For further details follow the links below. (The sessions are repeated in March.)

20 Jan13:00 – 15:15Planning an Effective Research Presentation 
27 Jan13:00 – 15:15Delivering a Convincing Research Presentation 

Goal planning – Finally, the start of the year is a good time to review your progress and set goals for the coming year. Join us in the following session delivered by Lynne Elliott (LSTM) to reflect on your progress so far, what you have learnt from your experiences and plan what you want to accomplish in the coming months:

21 Jan13:00 – 15:15Setting PhD Goals: Looking Ahead to a Great PhD Year

Wishing you all the best for the New Year 2021!

Are you looking for a teaching opportunity to gain experience in local schools?

The Scholars Programme – PhD tutor opportunity – 2020-21

The Brilliant Club are recruiting for places in The Scholars Programme, in which doctoral and post-doctoral researchers deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities.

The Brilliant Club is recruiting now – to apply now for recruitment in Dec 2020, see https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-scholars-programme/

You can also gain further information from their upcoming webinar:

Tuesday 12 January at 11am registration is not required

Reasons to become a Scholars Programme PhD Tutor

  • Support local pupils from under-represented backgrounds to access university. Each Scholars Programme placement 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 an assignment that is marked by their tutor.
  • Get expert training and real experience to develop your teaching and other transferable skills. The training programme consists of two full-days including sessions on tutorial pedagogy, assessment and designing a course handbook.
  • Earn £500 per placement plus an additional £100 for designing a new course, and travel expenses
  • Disseminate your research to small groups of school pupils
  • Join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a huge impact on university access

The Brilliant Club are running a series of webinars where you can find out more about the opportunity to become a PhD tutor on The Scholars Programme. If you are interested in finding out more, we are hosting a recruitment webinar for University of Liverpool researchers on Tuesday 12 January at 11am.

Successful applicants are able to select which terms they would like to work as a tutor in and whether they would like to deliver multiple placements.

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online. To apply please visit the application form at https://thebrilliantclub.org/the-scholars-programme/

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

Covid-19 Update

The Brilliant club is committed to delivering The Scholars Programme for pupils, even whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place and is currently running all Assessment Centres and training virtually.