Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme Tutors

Lancaster University
May 19, 2024
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Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme Tutors

Recruitment and Admissions Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster UK Salary: £23.15 per hour Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024 Reference: 0554-24

The International Pathways Team is recruiting tutors for Lancaster University's Pre-sessional English (PSE) programmes.

In 2023, over 350 plus students attended the programmes. The majority were from East Asia. Around 40% of the students were undergraduates. Altogether, approximately 60% of the students were enrolled in degree programmes in the Management School, ca. 30% were studying in a variety of areas in the Social Sciences, and the remainder were pursuing degrees in Science and Technology or Health and Medicine.

The 4-week Pre-sessional English programme

The 4-week PSE caters for international students intending to study at Lancaster University who are required or wish to improve their English language and study skills before starting their degree programme. The programme comprises 4-weeks of teaching, preceded by an orientation period for tutors. Contracts will run from 26 August to 27 September 2024.

This programme will be delivered both in person and online to allow students flexibility in travel. The online programme will run alongside the in-person course, starting one week earlier to allow for students' familiarisation with the IT platform. We are currently only looking for in-person tutors however, if student numbers are higher than expected, we may ask a few tutors to move to online delivery. These tutors would need to meet the technical requirements (laptop, fast wifi etc.). Please do not apply expecting to teach online.

The Study Start programme

The Study Start programme comprises 2 weeks of teaching, preceded by an orientation period for tutors and followed by a week of marking. The programme is in-person only and contracts will run from 9th September to 4 October 2024.

Tutor Duties

Tutors are expected to moderate students' progress using the programme materials provided or developed during the induction week. The posts are full- time and intensive, and involve teaching on the programme, lesson planning and preparation, setting and marking of assignments and tests, paper-based and digital record-keeping, report writing, provision of digital feedback on students' writing, student profiling, participation in programme planning and in all other aspects of course-related administration, including meetings, as determined by the programme Coordinators.

A tailor-made package of teaching materials and other resources is provided for each main programme component. A full-time week induction, in which tutors are introduced to the programme teaching materials etc., is built into the beginning of the posts and is at the full rate of pay.

Tutors are not required to attend student University-organised social events after class. However, tutors are very welcome to attend if they would like to help build rapport with students.

Tutors are expected to follow the University's environmental and sustainability policies, such as by reducing and recycling waste, and minimising carbon emissions. Further information on these policies can be found at www.


Tutors must have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and must also have very good presentation skills, as well as an ability to handle digital teaching and learning resources and processes. They should have relevant experience of PSE/Study skills teaching, preferably within the UK higher education context. Tutors should have or be near completing a master's degree or equivalent in ELT/Applied Linguistics or CELTA/DELTA qualifications with experience of teaching international students. See Person Specification for further details.

Rate of Pay

You will be paid in monthly instalments, at a rate of £23.15 per hour inclusive of holiday pay (equivalent to Grade 7 SP32). The total amount of pay equivalent to 5 weeks' work will be circa £4,167.

Application Procedure

Submit an online application and CV via the University's online applications system: (https:// The panel will make their decision based on the form, CV, and supporting statements. They do not consider content of cover letters. The deadline is Sunday 28th April at midnight. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short task and return it by email prior to attending an online interview on Monday 20th May.

Further Information

For further information, please visit the Lancaster University PSE webpages at www. or contact the International Pathways Manager, at [email protected] with any questions or queries you may have.

Due to the short-term nature of this role, we are not able to support candidates in obtaining a work visa.

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