Our 2021-26 strategy is an invitation to Join the Club. The Brilliant Club.

We mobilise the PhD community to support students who are less advantaged to access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there. 

We believe it is fundamentally unfair that a young person should miss out on the opportunity to access and succeed at the most competitive universities, simply because of their background.

Our 2021-26 strategy, Join the Club, is focused on two goals:

  • Access
  • Success

We will work with 100,000 pupils over the next five years through our access programmes, including our flagship Scholars Programme. For the first time in the charity’s history, we are also supporting students on their university journey. We will work with 10,000 undergraduates during 2021-26, supporting them to transition successfully into higher education.

We want to create a society in which a young person’s life chances are not limited by their background.

But we cannot do it alone. Together we can meet the challenge.

There are many ways you can get involved with the work of the charity. Explore them using the links below.

This was an amazing opportunity for my son, from a single-parent, low-income-family he feels he can achieve so much more now. Thank you for this experience and the opportunity you gave him. Because of this he will go on to do great things and I have been inspired to sign up to do a degree programme too.

Join the Club

Support Us

Donate to the charity or become one of our valued supporters.

Become a Tutor

We are recruiting PhD researchers and graduates to tutor on our programmes.

School Enquiry

Interested in getting The Scholars Programme or Join the Club in your school? Enquire today and speak to one of our team.

Friends of The Brilliant Club

Friends of The Brilliant Club is our network of valued friends and supporters. We hold events throughout the year, online and in person.

Brilliant Club Ambassadors

Inspire pupils, tutors and partners by sharing how one of our programmes has shaped your journey. Apply today!

Parent Power

Parent Power creates parent communities across the UK, each one supported by an anchor university. Get involved today.


We advertise all job vacancies at the charity on our careers page. Find out more about becoming part of the team.


We engage and contribute to the research conversation – bringing together researchers and practitioners to tackle educational inequality.