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Manchester Access Programme (MAP) now recruiting for academic tutors

(18 January 2018)

The University is looking for both academic members of staff and PhD students to tutor Year 12 students as part of the Manchester Access Programme (MAP).

MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of talented local sixth form (Year 12) students into The University of Manchester or another research intensive university. There will be approximately 600 students on the programme this year, all of whom will have attended state school and have no history of higher education in their family. 

In order to successfully complete the programme and earn a two grade reduction towards an admissions offer from The University of Manchester and a scholarship, each MAP student must complete an academic assignment. The academic assignment is 1,500 words on a topic of their choice and will help them to develop the essential research and academic writing skills needed to be a successful university student.

Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves tutoring one to six students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing the production of their academic assignment. Communication with the student will be via email and the tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student and the marking of their draft and final assignment. 

Payment is £60 per student you tutor. Application closing date is midnight on Sunday, 4 February 2018 and successful applicants will be contacted by mid-February.

  • You can read the full story on StaffNet for more information about the scheme and complete the application form.