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Year 12 Study Skills Coaching

This scheme trains undergraduates to coach Year 12 students in effective study skills over five sessions. 

The Widening Participation team run this coaching scheme with a number of partner schools and colleges.  It is designed for Year 12 students who are finding it hard adjusting to the academic commitment of A level study and who would value help and support in the form of 121 focused sessions. The sessions are designed around a set coaching framework. The aim is to provide Year 12 students with the support and strategies which are effective to improve study. Successful coach applicants are ideally students who have themselves experienced the support of a mentoring or coaching scheme, or those with similar experiences of overcoming academic challenges successfully.  This scheme is not subject related however you may be paired with students who have a similar subject interests.

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Coaches will be matched to a minimum of two students. Sessions with each individual student last one hour, five sessions in total per student (therefore a minimum of 10 hours per coach per term). 

In consultation with your academic diary, sessions will be allocated each week/fortnightly. Sessions will take place during the normal school day as such please consider your academic commitments prior to applying. We respect students are juggling their study and place priority upon this. We ask for applicants to consider their ability to manage their time effectively to be able to work and study. All new coaches for 2017-18 will first be placed at Drapers Academy school in Harold Wood. Please consider your travel options to this school before submitting your application.

As the scheme expands you may be offered additional schools and students and the scheme may be ongoing throughout the academic year.

You will be required to travel to participating schools as part of your contract. The rate of pay per hour for coaches is higher to take into account the 1-2-1 support which is offered and the travel costs.

Open to:

Open to all current QMUL students.

Priority will be given to students who are in second or third year and above.  


Job description - Year 12 Study Skills Coach 2018 [PDF 300KB]

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed, if you have any questions about these roles please contact

Placement: Paid Location: Off campus
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