Brilliant Consulting stems from The Brilliant Club’s sector-leading university access and success work. For over a decade, we have invested in programme delivery, evaluation and technology to build the UK’s largest university access charity.
Bringing together a range of specialisms, we now use our expertise to support other organisations who want to ensure better outcomes for future generations. Specifically, we specialise in fairer education and university access and success outcomes. We can help you to strategically plan for success and evaluate your impact. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help.
Our Brilliant Consulting team has a wealth of experience across the charity, education and technology sectors. You can find who will be supporting you to achieve your strategic aims here.
We welcome all conversations about the evaluation of education programmes. If you are interested in research and evaluation consultancy, please contact Dr Katie Jones, Research and Evaluation Manager, via the button below.
Demonstrating the impact of transition work is multifaceted and The Brilliant Club have provided us with comprehensive, iterative and formative evaluation, to measure our pupils’ self-efficacy, at every stage of the project. Thanks to them, we are constantly monitoring how the project is working, what effect it is having on participants, and how it is influenced by numerous factors. Ultimately, they will provide a summative impact evaluation, to determine whether the university readiness outcomes we measure are linked to our goal of improving underrepresented students’ transition to highly selective higher education institutions.
We were interested in quasi-experimental design (QED) evaluation and the different techniques that could be used to create a comparison group. However, we didn’t know where or how to start. It was a pleasure to work with The Brilliant Club, they were extremely helpful and flexible throughout and we were very impressed with their QED and wider evaluation expertise. As well as providing the case study, recommendations for how we could improve the quality of our data and a practical toolkit, they also delivered two tailor-made QED workshops, one for colleagues involved in programme delivery and another more technical workshop for data analysis colleagues. I would not hesitate in using the evaluation services of The Brilliant Club again - in fact, we have already commissioned our next project with them!
It has been a real pleasure working alongside The Brilliant Club in relation to our Underrepresented Group Projects (Strategic Outreach) at Go Higher West Yorkshire. Over the past year, this project has gathered momentum and established a real presence within the team. We are grateful to the team for supporting us to map out key barriers related to disadvantaged students from an evaluative perspective, upskilling our team to better understand key concepts and frameworks (such as Theory of Change) to further enhance the work we do. We are now utilising the reports to inform our Strategic Outreach approach for the 23-24 academic year.
It was refreshing to work with The Brilliant Club and their team of staff. Positive relationships were developed rapidly and clarity around the purpose and outcomes of the review piece were quickly established. It was immediately clear that the approach, processes and timelines reflected their knowledge of higher education and its many demands. The result is a clear implementation guide – which we are actively working through. We have also contracted with the team to provide some specific support on evaluation and monitoring as a direct result of the positive experiences of working with them on this review piece.