A Pimlico Connection volunteer working in school

Volunteering as a Pimlico Connection tutor gives you the chance to spend time in a local primary or secondary school, where you will work to improve the academic knowledge, confidence and interest of pupils, whilst giving them an insight into university life, and acting as a role model. You will be fully trained, and will be inducted on the UK schooling system.

Tutoring takes place between November and March and for most tutors sessions are on a Wedensday afternoon. Each tutoring session lasts between one and two hours per week. You’ll also need to factor in travel time to get to the school, which could be up to 45 minutes each way. Training is provided for tutors before tutoring starts and throughout the programme. You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses.

This scheme is run in partnership between the Outreach team and the Students’ Union, so you will have access to a wealth of training opportunities, which will really boost your transferrable skills. 

Applications are now open for new tutors to join the scheme and tutor between November 2018 and March 2019.  Please complete an application form.  The deadline for applications is Frdiay 19 October. New tutors will need to be available to attend training in the afternoon on Wednesday 24 October. 

We encourage all applicants and potential applicants to attend a Briefing Session to find out more about the programme and get started with their DBS check.  Briefing Sessions will be held at the following times, please aim to arrive for the start of the session if you can:

1200-1300 Friday 5 October SALC9 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

1300-1400  Monday 8 October SALC1 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

1200-1300 Wednesday 10 October SALC2 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

1600-1700  Monday 15 October SALC3 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

1300-1400 Wednesday 17 October SALC1 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

1300-1400 Monday 22 October SALC9 (Level 5 Sherfield Building)

If you have any queries or require further information about the programme please email the Outreach team.