bp Student Tutoring Scheme

bp Student Tutoring Scheme

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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.

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 an Awards Ceremony. This is presented to tutors in March of each year at bp HQ in Dyce, Aberdeen.

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.

“I have gained the confidence to stand in front of a class and run a revision quiz with the pupils. This experience has given me an insight into planning a lesson and the workload of a teacher. I am glad to have pushed myself to go into a new environment.”

bp Student Tutor , 2022/2023, University of Aberdeen

What's involved?

The scheme provides students with the opportunity to tutor pupils, on a voluntary basis, in an Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire school for one morning or afternoon per week for a period of eight weeks from January/February to March/April.

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 (Jan/Feb – April/May).

How to apply

If you want to apply for the bp Student Tutoring scheme you MUST attend one of our information sessions which take place in 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, time 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.

The bp Student Tutoring Scheme is currently closed for applications. It will open again in October 2024. 

Further Information

If you have further questions please email bptutors@abdn.ac.uk