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ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities

This module provides final year students on Honours degree pathways within the Faculties of Arts and Divinity with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of education through a mentoring scheme with teachers in local schools. It will enable students to gain substantial experience of working in a challenging and unpredictable working environment and to gain a broad understanding of many of the key aspects of teaching in schools.

The programme is based on the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme launched in 2002 by the writer and broadcaster Simon Singh and is currently available within the Schools of Biology, Geosciences, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Update: 23 January 2023. In 2023-2024 this module will available to students in the Schools of Art History, Classics, Divinity, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Modern Languages and in the Departments of Philosophy.  Applications are currently open.

Places on this module are assigned following interviews which are normally held in the preceding semester. See 'Application Process' for details.

Participating schools (although not all every year) have included:


  • Auchmuty High School
  • Bell Baxter High School, Cupar
  • Buckhaven High School
  • Glenwood High School
  • Kirkland Community School
  • Kirkcaldy High School
  • Madras College, St Andrews
  • St Andrew's Roman Catholic High School, Kirkcaldy
  • Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy
  • Waid Academy, Anstruther


  • Canongate (St Andrews)
  • Carleton (Glenrothes)
  • Coaltown of Balgonie
  • Kingsbarns
  • Lawhead
  • Milton
  • Picoudie
  • Pitteuchar East
  • Pitteuchar West
  • St Agatha's Roman Catholic
  • Star of Markinch
  • Thornton
  • Warout (Glenrothes)