Placement Opportunities with March deadlines: in secondary schools and through the LDC placement scheme

Are you looking for a short placement to gain further experience outside the academic environment?

Here we provide details of two type of placement, both of which have March deadlines for application:

  1. To develop your teach skills and deliver your own sessions in secondary schools through the Brilliant club.
  2. To take a placement outside academia in commerce, local government or a charitable organisation, through the LDC placement scheme.

1.      The Brilliant Club Placements: A paid opportunity for PhD  researchers to teach their own research!

This summer PGR Development and Widening Participation are engaging in a pilot project with the Brilliant Club to support a new school based Outreach programme and are offering 5-10 places *.

Once accepted, engagement with this programme offers:

  • An opportunity to deliver a series of tutorials to groups or 4 -6 high performing school pupils to communicate elements of your own research
  • Attend a 2 day tutor  training programme to enhance your teaching skills
  • A payment of  £450 per placement
  • Give help to high-performing pupils from communities with a low participation rate in Higher Education.

*You will need to apply direct to the Brilliant Club before the assessment centre visit to Liverpool on the 22nd March.

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2.      LDC Pilot Placement Scheme – Phase Two

The second phase of the LDC Pilot Placement scheme is now underway, enabling students to apply for a £500 bursary to undertake a placement outside of academia. There are many benefits of this including increased employability, networking opportunities and new insights that you may apply to your current or future research.

Students may apply to do a 15 day placement through the LDC Pilot scheme, in one of two ways:

  1. Apply for one of the many placement opportunities that are listed on LDC Placements intranet. New opportunities are being rolled out throughout so do visit regularly to avoid missing out.
  1. Those who want to put forward their own ideas for a placement, may make a collaborative application with a partner organisation. The £500 bursary is awarded to the postgraduate research student if the application is successful.

Details of how to apply for any of the below opportunities and a £500 bursary, before the 28th March deadline may be found here.