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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


Tutoring Opportunities for PhD Students

The main tutor call for the 2017-18 academic session is currently CLOSED
We will be putting out a semester 2 call towards the end of November 2017. 

Please read all the information on this page carefully. You will find important details about how to apply.

Please note that our tutoring posts are student development opportunities, and priority will be given to our current PhD and Masters students. The maximum number of tutorial hours any tutor who is currently studying for a PhD should undertake per week is four hours.  In some subject areas the preferred load may be lower.  Further restrictions may apply if you are a visa holder.

Before you apply

Before submitting your application, please read and review our information about Terms and Conditions document that includes details of our payment rates. 

You may also wish to look through our vacancies.

Eligibility to work

If you do not currently have a contract to tutor with the School of Social and Political Science, you must be available to report in person to the ground floor reception of the Chrystal Macmillan Building with your relevant eligibility to work documents on one of the dates and times listed below.  Our location on campus map can be found here .

15.00-16.00 June 13th 14th, 15th

14.00-16.30 June 22nd 23rd

Please note we cannot process your application until this check has been completed. 

To complete an eligibility to work check, we will need the following:

  • eligibility documents - click here to see a list of what we can accept.
  • if Tier 4-sponsored - a copy of your visa.
  • if Tier 2-sponsored - a letter on headed paper from the University/department that you are being sponsored by for your Tire 2 visa. This letter must confirm the type of work you are being sponsored to do and also the SOC code that you are categorised under.

How to apply

You must apply through our online application form.  Deadline: 9 am on Monday the 19th of June, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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