The Brilliant Club works with schools and universities across the UK. We mobilise the PhD community to support students who are less advantaged to access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.
In pursuit of our mission, The Brilliant Club runs four core programmes, The Scholars Programme, The Brilliant Tutoring Programme, Join the Dots and Parent Power.
Our PhD tutors deliver The Scholars Programme in schools across the UK; sharing their subject knowledge and passion for learning with students aged 8-18.
The Brilliant Tutoring Programme offers Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 tutoring in core curriculum subjects, led by a subject expert postgraduate tutor.
Join the Dots brings together schools and colleges together with universities to support students who are most likely to face barriers during the transition to higher education.
Parent Power is driven by parents and carers tackling barriers to education and leading change in their communities, each chapter supported by an anchor institution and connected by a national network.
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Whether you are from a school or MAT, or a PhD student or postgraduate, there are many ways of getting involved with The Brilliant Club.
Are you a current PhD or Master's student, a PhD graduate? Explore the opportunities available to you here.
There are different ways for schools to partner with the charity through our programmes.
I definitely think my Brilliant Club experience was the most important factor in my eventual decision to apply to Keble College, Oxford, where I’ve now spent the happiest two years of my life studying English and Italian.
Our programmes have proven impact.
We have deep expertise in evaluating and reporting on impact.
We engage with and contribute to the research conversation.
The Brilliant Club has built strong relationships with supporters, schools, universities and PhD researchers. This support helps us work with less advantaged pupils across the UK on our programmes and special projects. We believe in the power of networks and the importance of working together in pursuit of our mission.
Find out more about our valued supporters, and how to get involved.
Our supporter network, providing opportunities for friends of the charity to come together.
The Brilliant Club partners with over 40 universities across the UK