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Brunel Students in Schools

Join Brunel Students in Schools for a unique volunteering opportunity where you can work alongside qualified teachers in local primary or high schools. This exceptional experience allows you to inspire young minds, support their academic and personal growth, and enhance your own employment prospects. Open to students from all years and disciplines, including postgraduates, this scheme offers flexibility and inclusivity. You can choose a subject area in which you feel confident providing support, such as Maths, English, Languages, Computing/Technology, Sports, Science, Music, Design, Creative Arts, and more. Embark on your 'Students in Schools' journey and directly impact the lives of young children from disadvantaged backgrounds while making a positive difference.

Take the first step and register your interest today and leave a lasting impact on the next generation.

As a volunteer, you can typically dedicate one day per week for a duration of 10 weeks or more. During this period, you will work alongside a teacher, providing support in a subject of your choice. This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students from any academic discipline.

You have the flexibility to volunteer with any age group and in any mainstream classroom subject related to your field of study or areas of personal interest. Whether you prefer to contribute in subjects like Creative Art, Language, Drama, Cooking, Music, Sport, or others, there are opportunities to match your preferences and skills. By participating in this program, you have the chance to make a meaningful impact in a local school, supporting teachers and inspiring students while gaining valuable experience.

Upon completion of the Students in Schools scheme, you will be eligible to receive the Students in Schools certificate which acknowledges your contribution to the program, Furthermore, your achievement in the Students in Schools scheme will be recognized on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) Transcript. 

To Express and Interest, please click the following link:

To enrol on the scheme you will need to complete a Students in Schools 'Expression of Interest' form:  and attend a mandatory training course.  The training session is a chance for us to introduce you to the scheme, learn what will be expected of you in the school and classroom and for us to learn more about your skills and passion. It will also cover some important things you’ll need to know when working with young people.

Student in Schools Training  Dates will be confirmed to those who has completed the Expression of Interest form.


All volunteers will need to complete a DBS check before starting in schools.  The Brunel DBS team will help you with this process and to submit your application you will need to show 3 original and valid ID documents.  Any delays in completing your application may result in you missing out on a place in a school.  We therefore recommend that you read the additional information here to ensure you will have the right forms of ID in order to complete your check. A list of acceptable documents can be found here   
  1. Making a difference: The opportunity to directly impact the lives of young students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Your support can inspire and motivate them to achieve their academic and personal goals.
  2. Personal and professional development: allows you to develop important skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, and adaptability. These skills are valuable in various aspects of life, including future career prospects.
  3. Practical experience: Working alongside qualified teachers in a school setting provides practical experience and insights into the education sector. This experience can be valuable if you are considering a career in teaching or related fields.
  4. Networking and connections: exposure to a network of professionals, including teachers, school administrators, and fellow volunteers. Building these connections can be beneficial for future references, recommendations, or even job opportunities.
  5. Enhanced employability: Volunteering experience demonstrates your commitment, initiative, and community engagement to potential employers. It can strengthen your resume/CV and make you stand out as a well-rounded candidate.
  6. Personal fulfilment: Volunteering offers a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction as you contribute to the growth and development of young students. Witnessing their progress and knowing that you played a part in their journey can be immensely rewarding.
  7. Volunteering Hours and HEAR:  you will recieve volunteering hours and your achievement in the Students in Schools scheme will be recognized on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) Transcript. This transcript serves as an official record of your academic and extracurricular accomplishments, showcasing your involvement in valuable initiatives like Students in Schools.

Which schools can I volunteer at? 

 We currently work with 10 local primary and secondary schools. Student volunteers will have the option to select their preferred school. Students will be matched with an appropriate school based on their personal preferences 

How often would I be expected to volunteer?   

Student in Schools Volunteers will typically visit their school on a weekly basis for a half or full school day. Volunteers will need to complete a minimum of 12 visits to recieve the Brunel 'Students in Schools' Accreditation.

What type of things will I be doing as a Students in Schools Volunteer?                                                                     

You could choose to help a child with their reading, explain maths equations to a small group, or help with an after school sports club. You can select to help in a variety of different ways and not necessarily within your University discipline.

Is the Student in Schools programme open to all students?                                                                                             

The Student in Schools programme is open to students of all years and disciplines including postgraduates

If you have any questions on the scheme or need any more information please email the Brunel Volunteers Team at