How do I apply for one of the schemes?
All interested students must attend an awareness raising meeting to be eligible to apply. The meetings will be taking place early October. You do not need to sign up – just turn up!
|Wednesday 4 October||UoN, University Park Campus, Great Hall||11 am – 12 pm|
|NTU, Clifton Campus, New Hall Block LT7||2 pm –|
|Thursday 5 October||NTU, City Campus, Bonington, room 143||2 pm –|
|Friday 6 October||NTU, Clifton Campus, Centre for Teaching and Learning LT2||11 am –|
|NTU, City Campus, Bonington, room 143||2 pm –|
|UoN, University Park Campus, Great Hall||2.30 pm –|
|Tuesday 10 October||NTU, City Campus, Bonington, room 143||11 am –|
|NTU, Clifton Campus, NHB LT7||3 pm –|
|Wednesday 11 October||NTU Brackenhurst, Bramley, TG7||10 am –|
|NTU, City Campus, Newton building, LT4||2 pm –|
|UoN, University Park Campus, Physics C04||4 pm –|
|Thursday 12 October||UoN, University Park Campus, Great Hall||12 pm –|
I’m not sure which scheme would suit me best? Can I do more than one?
At the awareness raising meeting, we will provide much more information about each scheme and what is involved, which should help you decide which scheme is best for you.
You can indicate more than one scheme and choose your order of preference on your application form but if you are successful, we will only offer you one choice, to ensure we are offering as many people as possible the opportunity to participate. It is important to remember that while the idea of undertaking two schemes may sound appealing, it is better not to undertake excessive work and maintain a balance with your studies. We also welcome participants to apply again in future years, so there is the chance to participate in more than one scheme during your time at University.
I can’t attend an awareness raising meeting; what should I do?
Unfortunately, we are only able to accept applications from students who have attended a meeting. We will be delivering a large number of meetings, across all NTU campuses and at The University of Nottingham. Interested students are welcome to attend any of the meetings at any of the locations.
If all of the awareness raising meeting have taken place, we would encourage you to register your interest and we can contact you should any other opportunities arise during that academic year.
Do I need to do a DBS check?
All participants require a DBS check to participate in the scheme.
We can accept portable checks, if you have your DBS subscriber number. We can also accept existing NTU DBS checks, which we ideally need to see.
Alternatively, if you do not have either of these, you will be asked to complete a DBS check with us (paid by us). For this, you will require specific forms of ID – we need to see the originals, no copies. This will include a document (i.e. utility bill or bank statement) confirming your current term time address and usually, your passport, birth certificate and / or driving licence. Please bear in mind that this is a requirement of the placement and anything you can do in advance to ensure you have the documents as early as possible, will speed up the process.
Do I have to find my Associate placement school? Can I choose my placement school?
The Students in Classrooms team have partnerships with over 60 placement schools, many of whom have been involved in the Associate scheme since the beginning / over ten years. This means the scheme is well established, school colleagues are familiar with the scheme and we can maximise the chance of you having a positive placement.
We identify and invite schools based on a criteria attached to the aims of the scheme.
We work with schools across Nottinghamshire. All are accessible by public transport. When matching students to schools, we take into account a number of factors, including your address, subject area (where applicable), etc.
Am I eligible to participate in the scheme?
As part of the recruitment process, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that only individuals who are entitled to live and work in the UK are employed by the University. Therefore, we are required to check original documents for all home and international students. This usually includes your passport. This must be done prior to the initial training stage, or we are unable to proceed with your placement. Please bear in mind that this is a requirement of the placement and anything you can do in advance to ensure you have the documents as early as possible, will speed up the process.
Are there any other opportunities available?
There certainly are. The Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach team are also responsible for coordinating Nottingham Trent Volunteering, which provides voluntary placements for NTU students in a wide range of organisations. These range from sports coaching to gardening.
More information is available on the Nottingham Trent Volunteering web pages.