Acing the Assessment Centre

Today, the selection process for almost every job includes an assessment centre. Candidates are required to demonstrate competencies required for the role in a range of settings and through a variety of activities. These could include an interview, a group task with other candidates, a presentation followed by questions, or a written task.

The Brilliant Club has over five years of experience running assessment centres for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers applying for positions as PhD Tutors on The Scholars Programme or as participants on our teacher training route for PhD graduates – Researchers in Schools. Michael Slavinsky is the Teaching and Learning Director at Researchers in Schools and has designed and assessed many assessment centres over the years. In this workshop, he will use The Brilliant Club assessment centre activities to provide attendees with the opportunity to consider how they can best prepare for, and perform at, this stage of the application process irrespective of career direction.