Opportunities for current students
Would you like to work with local school and college students, raising aspirations, and promoting opportunities in Higher Education? Volunteering or working with us is an ideal opportunity to develop transferable skills, gain valuable extra curricular experience and support your local community. All student volunteers and employees are given training prior to taking part in any WP activities and activity travel costs are covered.
An opportunity for 2nd to 4th year UG students to mentor a new first year student, aiding their transition into Higher Education. You will receive full training in how to approach your mentor/mentee relationship, how to best support your mentee and the sorts of questions they may ask, and the ways this will help you develop as a mentor.
The Sutton Trust Summer School provides one week summer schools for S5 (A level) students from across the UK. As a Group Leader, you will have the opportunity to facilitate the delivery of a wide range of taster workshops and social activities, ensuring each student actively participates in and benefits from the experience.
We have partnered with the Brilliant Club to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising our PhD community to share its academic expertise and input into two core programmes; The Scholars Programme and Researchers in Schools.
- The Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials, which are supplemented by two university trips.
- Researchers in Schools recruits PhD graduates, places them as trainee teachers in schools and supports them to develop as excellent teachers and research leaders committed to closing the gap in attainment and university access. Small groups of pupils in tutorial groups are supported by a PhD-level tutor over the course of a term to complete a university-style module culminating in a final assignment.
If you are interested in becoming involved with either of these please read more at the link below and apply directly on their website for these two projects, this will then link back to us. Any questions, please email us.
We are always looking for current Edinburgh students who attended the local partner Schools of our YourEd project to act as role models and mentors for the young people we support on this project. Find out if your former school is involved at the link below.
We visit various schools in the Edinburgh area to introduce pupils to the concept of university, and raise aspirations by encouraging them to think about university as a realistic goal. Volunteers will help to deliver various workshops by talking about their experiences of university life.