FAQ

How do I sign up to teach?

For each programme, we will make a registration link available on our Registration page when we are ready to start building our course catalogue.

When can I sign up to teach?

If you have created an account as a Volunteer Teacher on our website, you will receive an email when we have opened registration. We also announce when teacher registration is open on our facebook page, so please like it! Generally we open teacher registration about a couple of months in advance to the date of Splash in order to allow us to finalize our course catalogue and give secondary school students time to sign up for classes.

Am I really allowed to teach anything?

When we say “teach anything and everything” we really mean “teach almost anything and everything.” After you register a class, the administration team will review it before it is added to our course catalogue. If we have concerns about a proposed class, we will contact you and ask for more clarification. The administration team reserves the right to make the final judgment on whether or not any class will be put into the catalogue. In general, the majority of classes that are proposed are found suitable and added to our catalogue without you ever needing to worry about it. Here are some examples of classes that we do not allow:

  • Classes that include activities that pose any sort of danger to our students.
  • Classes that are illegal, or that explicitly promote illegal activities.
  • Classes that promote only a single viewpoint on a sensitive topic (e.g. a pro- or anti-abortion class).
  • Classes that exist to advertise an outside organization, service, or product.
  • Classes that promote religious proselytization or disrespect a person’s religious beliefs.
  • Classes that discriminate against students of a certain gender, race, or religion.

  • Can I teach several classes or more than once class on the same topic?

    Yes, absolutely, and please do! For classes with different topics, you can register each class separately. If you would like to teach the same class multiple times, then you can indicate this to us by increasing the “number of sections” when you register the class.

    What is the schedule for the entire day?

    The general schedule is:

    9:00 am - 10:00 am: Student sign-in
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classes
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classes


    Is there anything else I can do during Splash?

    Yes! We are so glad you asked. Splash can get quite hectic the day of the event. During the morning, we will especially need volunteers to help direct students to the right places, answer questions, and sign-in students. We will also need volunteers throughout the day to help with small tasks, monitor the children, and help ensure the programme runs smoothly. If you would like to contribute to the programme in this way, please visit the Volunteer tab!

    Do I need a new DBS Check for each programme?

    No, you only need a DBS Check once. If you have completed a DBS Check in the past through the OUSU office, you are not required to get another one.

    How long does it take to get a DBS Check?

    It can take up to 8 weeks for a DBS Check to be completed so we suggest all teachers to send in their requests by the beginning of Hilary.

    Where do I go to get a DBS Check?

    At the OUSU office, which is located at 2 Worcester Street, between 12-1pm on Tuesday or Thursday. Or book an appointment at a different time. See the DBS page for more.

    Is it free to get a DBS Check?

    Yes, just mention that you are teaching for Splash at Oxford.

    Will materials I buy for my class(es) be reimbursed?

    For each class that you teach, we can generally reimburse up to £20 in teaching materials. In order to be reimbursed, you must first submit a proposal of materials you will buy in the “Planned Purchases” section of the class registration form. If your proposal is approved, then please turn in an itemized receipt before the end of the programme.



    Last modified by hanoi137 on Aug. 12, 2016 at 04:55 p.m.