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Manchester Access Programme recruiting academic tutors - last chance to apply

01 Feb 2021

Are you an academic or PhD student and want to support the progression of talented local young people to university?

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This is your last chance to apply for the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), which is recruiting new academic tutors for 2021. If you are an academic member of staff or a PhD student and want to support the progression of talented local young people to university, we want to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the social responsibility goals of the University whilst also further developing your one-to-one tutoring.

What is MAP?

MAP is the University’s flagship widening participation scheme, supporting the progression of local sixth form (Year 12) students from underrepresented backgrounds into our University or another research intensive university. You can find out more about MAP on our webpages.  Each year we recruit approximately 640 students onto the programme, 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 A-level grade reduction (or equivalent) 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.

MAP Academic Tutors

Being a MAP Academic Tutor involves supporting one to six MAP students during their time on the scheme, and overseeing their completion of the academic assignment. The tutoring process includes two 45 minute one-to-one meetings with each student via Zoom and the marking of their draft and final assignment. There is no requirement to be on campus, as we delivered MAP 100% remotely in 2020 and will do so again in 2021.

Further information

The application closing date is midnight on Sunday, 7 February 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of February.

For further information, including payment details and how to apply, visit: