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Brilliant Club

Who they are?

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning access charity that works across the UK. They work with schools and universities across the UK.

In the UK today, there is an entrenched link between a pupil’s background and their access to higher education. The UCAS Equality measure shows that 1 in 4 of the most advantaged quintile of English 18-year olds enter highly-selective universities, compared to only 1 in 50 pupils from the most disadvantaged quintile.

The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities.

What they do?

The Brilliant Club runs two core programmes; The Scholars Programme and Researchers in Schools.

The Scholars Programme

This programme provides pupils with an experience of university-style learning through seven tutorials and two trips to highly-selective universities. They are supported by a PhD tutor, teaching a supra-curricular topic based on their current research.

Researchers in Schools

This programme is a unique teacher training and development programme exclusively for those who have completed a doctorate.

"You should offer The Brilliant Club to as many people as you can – it can really change someone’s outlook on life"