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Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme Tutors

InstitutionLancaster University
Job TypeCasual Teaching
LocationBailrigg, Lancaster UK

Job Details

Lancaster University is recruiting tutors to teach on the Pre-sessional English (PSE) programmes.

In 2023, over 350 international students attended the programmes. The majority were from East Asia (approx. 40% UG and 60% PG) with approximately 60% enrolling in degrees in the Management School, 30% in a variety of areas in the Social Sciences, and the remainder in Science and Technology or Health and Medicine.

The 4-week PSE caters for international students intending to study at Lancaster 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. Please do not apply expecting to teach online.

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 delivered in-person only and contracts will run from 9th September to 4 October 2024.

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 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.

Job Salary & Benefits

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.

Further Information

To apply, please submit an online application via the Lancaster University’s website:

The application deadline is Sunday 19th May at midnight. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a short task and return it by email prior to attending an online interview on Wednesday 29th May.

The direct link to this vacancy is

For further information, please visit the Lancaster University PSE webpages at or contact the International Pathways Manager, at 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.

Closing Date19/05/2024
Interview Date29/05/2024
Start Date27/08/2024

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