Students in Classrooms

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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

  • One-to-one and small group academic coaching
  • Support and guidance to young people to help learners achieve their full potential
  • Subject specialism
  • Placements in secondary schools

Learning Advocates 

  • Classroom assistance
  • Supporting teachers to deliver lessons
  • Inspire and motivate pupils to learn and realise their potential
  • Placements in primary schools

How to apply

Applications for 2021/2022 are closed.

Applications for 2022/2023 will open in September and close in October 2022.

Further application details, including the person specification and role profiles, are available on the Nottingham Trent University Students in Classrooms webpagePlease ensure you read this information before applying.

You can register your interest in participating in the scheme and sign up to receive further information closer to when applications are opening. This will not commit you to applying for this role.

Register your interest for 2022/23 now

Please be aware, placements are subject to the situation with Covid-19 and restrictions permitting and we cannot guarantee that it will be possible to deliver the programme for the 21-22 academic year. The safety of students, school staff and pupils is our priority.


Application Process

The application process will include:

  • Online application, including a situational judgement test
  • Assessment centre (format is subject to current COVID-19 restrictions)
  • You will be required to undertake a DBS check and provide references to ascertain your suitability to work with children

The first stage of the application process involves an online situational judgement test. Applicants shortlisted from the situational judgement test will be invited to attend an assessment centre. Our assessment centres will take place 13 and 14 November, unfortunately no alternative assessment dates are available.

You can get support in preparing for these assessments through UoN Careers and Employability Service or NTU Employability.

Successful applicants are then required to attend two full-day training sessions for their scheme; one day in December and one day in January. Dates available for training are December 4 or 5 and January 8 or 9.

Due to the nature of these roles, you will be required to undertake a DBS check and provide references to ascertain your suitability to work with children. You will also be required to register with your university's branch of Unitemps.

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353