Students in Classrooms

95. Small group and Student Ambassador

The Students in Classrooms scheme is ideal for students considering teaching or education as a potential career and for anyone wanting to gain experience of working with young people.


The University of Nottingham works in partnership with Nottingham Trent University to provide university students the opportunity to work with young people in local schools, through the Students in Classrooms scheme.

Key facts

  • 10 week placements in a local primary or secondary school
  • 5-7 hours per week
  • Flexible around your studies
  • Paid opportunity
  • Make a difference to the futures of young people in Nottinghamshire

The roles

There are two roles that University of Nottingham students can apply for within this scheme:

Achievement Coaches

  • Placements in secondary schools
  • Support pupils with their attainment and engagement with learning.
  • Work with pupils on a programme centred around literacy to develop their reading and writing skills.

Learning Advocates 

  • Placements in local Primary schools
  • Inspire and motivate pupils to learn and realise their potential.
  • You will work in a school alongside a specific class and teacher, supporting attainment raising by assisting with small group learning
  • Providing 1:1 support to targeted pupils who are falling behind in their expected level for literacy for their age.
For further information including the job profile please see here

How to apply