Sessional Tutor (Life Sciences)
Sessional Tutor (Life Sciences)
£34.99 per hour + holiday pay
Are you passionate about your subject, with a strong desire to see your students thrive academically?
We are seeking a Sessional Tutor with expertise in Biology and/or Chemistry to join our successful, growing team and provide stimulating, effective teaching to international students preparing to study on undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes at the University of the West of England.
Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA, China and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges.
In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 8 leading well-ranked UK universities.
Part of Kaplan International Pathways, University of the West of England Bristol’s International College (UWEBIC) operates in partnership with the UWE Bristol to provide a pathway for international students to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University. UWEBIC is a special place, where each year we see students from all over the world flourish as they prepare for university life. At the heart of our educational approach is a belief in supporting students to become independent, motivated learners who will thrive in higher education. We are particularly interested in attracting committed teaching professionals who are passionate about their subject, open to incorporating technology into their teaching delivery and interested in finding new ways of bringing a curriculum to life.
Our approach to teaching
At the heart of our educational approach is a belief in supporting students to become independent, motivated learners who will thrive in higher education. To do this, we recognise the need to provide a flexible, responsive experience which meets needs of learners who differ in background, requirements and pace.
Our classrooms are active learning spaces and lessons are primarily student-centred. By introducing students to material before class, we use classroom time for discussion, real-world problem solving and project work, with a strong emphasis on group work and pair work. Technology is embedded into our approach – both physically within each classroom as well as within each curriculum area – from use of engaging multimedia study materials to convey concepts through to online testing in class which allows us assess students’ understanding in ‘real time’. Providing an individualised, differentiated learning experience is also a key strand in our approach. Students are involved in shaping their programme so that they specialise in their area of interest according to their strengths and intended progression route and get the chance to undertake projects personalised to their interest and path.
For many – tutors and students alike - this is a very different model for learning but one which results in highly engaged students who take responsibility for their academic success. Life Sciences students at the College study Biology and/or Chemistry at Foundation level (FHEQ level 3) in preparation for progressing to a range of degrees at UWE Bristol.
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Start date: September 2023.
Please apply with CV and cover letter by 12th June 2023.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Applications are continuously reviewed so please submit yours straight away. Don’t feel you have to meet every point listed – we want to hear from all experienced and enthusiastic applicants. Visa sponsorship may be available in exceptional circumstances.
- 28 days annual leave*
- Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family
- 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services
- Company pension contributions
- Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels
- Medicash Health Cash Plan
*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time.
At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form
As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
For international students who have the rights to stay in the UK following graduation, we welcome application under the Graduate Route visa.