BP Student Tutors ImageThe BP Student Tutoring Scheme is a voluntary scheme supported by BP, the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire City Council.

The aim of the scheme is to provide positive role models to local school pupils and to raise their aspiration and motivations towards continuing education beyond their compulsory schooling.

The scheme provides students across each of the partner institutions with the opportunity to tutor pupils, on a voluntary basis, in an Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire school for one morning or afternoon per week for a period of eight weeks throughout February – May.

Please note that the scheme is only open to students in Level III and above.


Previous BP Student Tutors have indicated several benefits from getting involved in the scheme, including improving their CV, and gaining work experience. They have told us that the scheme developed their confidence and their communication skills.

Before, I took for granted that primary teaching would be easy. Now I see just how hard it can be. I felt it developed my patience and communication skills a lot more.

BP Student Tutor, 4th Year MA(Hons) History and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen

Whilst the scheme is not formally assessed, every tutor who completes their 8 weeks of tutoring is awarded a Certificate of Participation at the BP hosted Awards Ceremony. This is presented to tutors in March of each year at BP HQ in Dyce, Aberdeen.

BP Student Tutors at the University of Aberdeen can also gain recognition for their involvement in this co-curricular activity through the STAR Award.

In addition, successful completion of the the BP Student Tutor Scheme will be included on your Enhanced Transcript.

Get Involved

You are eligible to participate in the scheme if you are studying at Level 3 or above (including Postgraduate Taught and Research students). Please note however that you MUST be a registered student for the duration of the scheme (Feb 2018 – April/May 2018).

If you want to apply for the BP Student Tutoring scheme you MUST attend one of the scheduled information sessions on Tuesday 3rd October 2017. Students who do not attend cannot apply.

There are three sessions available but you only need to attend one. The sessions will be held at North East Scotland College in room SG1:

  • Tuesday 3rd October, 3.00-4.00pm. Click here to book. 
  • Tuesday 3rd October, 4.30-5.30pm. Click here to book.
  • Tuesday 3rd October, 6.00-7.00pm. Click here to book.

At this information session you will learn more about the BP Student Tutoring Scheme including:

  • The requirements of the scheme including, but not restricted to, the scheme timeline, commitment and PVG Disclosure.
  • The benefits of participating in the scheme and how it can help you to build upon and develop your skills and attributes.
  • Further details on how to apply and the recruitment process. You will be sent a link to the application form after the information session.

Deadline for applications to the scheme is Friday 13th of October 2017 @ 4pm.

Further Information

If you have read the BP Student Tutoring information leaflet but have further questions please contact: