The 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 Council.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Scheme is subject to change for 2021-22 due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions within schools*
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.
Why take part?
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.
Whilst the scheme is not formally assessed, all tutors who complete their 8 weeks of tutoring are 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 bp Student Tutor Scheme will be recognised on your Enhanced Transcript, which you can share with employers or postgraduate recruiters when you finish your studies.
“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
The scheme provides students 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 January to March.
Who is eligible to take part?
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 – April/May).
How to apply
Applications for 2021-22 are now closed.
If you want to apply for the bp Student Tutoring scheme you need to attend one of our information sessions which are held at the beginning of October each year.
At this information session you will learn more about the bp Student Tutoring Scheme including:
- The requirements of the scheme including, 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.
If you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org