Working alongside your research studies or completing a PhD internship / placement can develop your professional skills, extend your network, offer an insight into different career options and give you some income. Our specialist careers consultant will be able to support you in identifying and applying for employment / volunteering opportunities on and off campus, or accessing support to develop your own business ideas.
Brunel offers paid teaching and learning support roles to postgraduate researchers who are registered with us for the duration of the role. The first level post is as a Demonstrator and the second level post is as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Initial training in learning and teaching is provided by the Brunel Academic Professional Development Unit (APDU) prior to commencing any teaching activity. Teaching and learning support duties will vary between departments and postgraduate researchers should not rely on such opportunities being available. Find out more: Policy for the Employment of Postgraduate Research Students in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Brunel is also delighted to partner with the university access charity ‘The Brilliant Club’, offering paid, part-time skills-enhancing tutoring opportunities to Brunel doctoral researchers, whilst supporting less advantaged school pupils in our community.