A Pimlico Connection volunteer working in schoolVolunteering 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. The programme is open to current undergraduate and postgrduate Imperial students. 

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 provides a rewarding experience and a fantastic opportunity to boost your transferrable skills.  

Applications for Imperial students to become Pimlico Connection tutors will open on the 23rd September 2019. 

Key dates:

  • You will be required to attend a mandatory selection workshop on the 16th October. On completion of your online application, you will be provided with an Eventbrite link for you to choose a convenient time.
  • A mandatory training session will take place on the 23rd October.  

If you have any queries about the programme, please email the Outreach team.