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. 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 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 Friday 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 an Information Session to find out more about the programme and get started with their DBS check. 

Information Sessions will be held at the following times and locations.  Please click the link to sign up to your preferred session. All sessions will be held in the Seminar and Leaarning Centre, Level 5 Sherfield Building, South Kensington Camus.  Drop ins are also welcome but please sign up if you can!

Sign up to attend from 1200-1300 on Friday 5 October 

Sign up to attend from 1300-1400  on Monday 8 October 

Sign up to attend from 1200-1300 on Wednesday 10 October 

Sign up to attend from 1600-1700 on  Monday 15 October 

Sign up to attend from 1300-1400 on Wednesday 17 October 

Sign up to attend from 1300-1400 on Monday 22 October  (this session is after the application deadline so if you plan attend this session you will need to apply by October 19)

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