The application process

Applications for TiS projects from interested students are welcome throughout the year.

However, there is a deadline of the first Friday in December for the submission of TiS Application forms and online AccessNI applications. There may be discretion for candidates applying after this date.

Placements will begin in the second semester of each academic year, commencing in the first week's of February.

Prospective student tutors must:

  1. View the available projects. When you find a suitable project, click 'Apply Now for this project on the project details page. Complete the online application form selecting the relevant project. The form is password protected and can only be accessed by registered students of the University, using their student B-number and network password.

  2. During the process you will be asked to provide the names of two referees, one who can testify to your academic record and one who knows you personally (but not a family member).

  3. Once you complete the online application form, you will receive a unique application identifier, you will need to quote this when you send additional documents to the University, please print the confirmation page for your records.

  4. Each applicant must consent to an Enhanced AccessNI Disclosure check and complete the online AccessNI Disclosure Certificate Application. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ACCESSNI GUIDANCE FORM HERE - TiS Online AccessNI Application Guidance.
  5. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST ALSO SEND US TWO VALID IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS, either an ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENCE (inc. paper counterpart) OR NATIONAL INSURANCE CARD AS PROOF OF IDENTITY to enable us to complete your application for AccessNI Enhanced Disclosure.

    We recommend you use recorded postage. Upon receipt, all identity documents will be returned to you within 7 working days.

    PLEASE SEND YOUR IDENDIFICATION DOCUMENTS TO:

    TiS Coordinators
    AccessNI Applications
    Centre for Widening Access & Participation
    Room 02H03
    Ulster University
    Shore Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QB

    Please also note that you will not be responsible for the cost of the AccessNI Disclosure Check, as this will be paid by the Tutoring in Schools programme

  6. Students must then attend a TiS Induction prior to commencing their placements, at the beginning of the second semester. The induction is designed to prepare you for various situations and eventualities that you may encounter in schools.

  7. Participation in the programme is voluntary, therefore assessment does not apply. Student Tutors must however keep a Project Diary on Blackboard Learn, recording their visit to schools, which should also provide a final analysis of the project outcomes. In order to help us improve future programmes, Student Tutors must also complete a short questionnaire at the end of their placement.

  8. On production of the completed documentation, all Student Tutors will receive a Certificate confirming that they have participated in the Tutoring in Schools programme.

  9. As the number of places on the scheme are in high demand we cannot guarantee placement for all eligible applicants who have successfully met the criteria for entry.

If you have any problems or queries regarding the application process please contact the TiS Coordinators at tis@ulster.ac.uk or phone 028 90 368686 | 028 90 366656.

About tutoring in schools

Tutoring in Schools is a programme that places Ulster University student tutors in a primary, secondary or special school.

The programme is open to all Ulster students who wish to enhance their student experience and strengthen their skillsets.

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Teachers' site

The Tutoring in Schools Programme places Ulster University students in targeted primary, secondary or special needs schools. Participation from Regional Colleges is also welcome.
It provides schools with a student to work alongside teachers on any school-based project you propose.

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Search projects

This year’s projects are now available. If required, further details can be obtained from the Tutoring in Schools co-ordinator, please email tis@ulster.ac.uk.
You can also view all projects by clicking the link below.

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Benefits of the scheme

The benefits of the Tutoring in Schools programme are widely recognised by all participating parties.
It encourages positive interaction between University student tutors and school pupils where the former can act as positive role models and ambassadors.

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