The Brilliant Club celebrating Sunday Times success

For the second consecutive year, The Brilliant Club has placed in The Sunday Times and Best Companies Top 100 Not-For-Profits to work for list. The charity ranked in third place in the list, which was announced at an awards ceremony in London on 19 February. To appear on the list, companies must rank in the […]

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The Brilliant Club and The University of Glasgow Q-Step Centre

Over the course of the academic year 2018-19, The Brilliant Club worked in collaboration with the University of Glasgow Q-Step Centre. The partnership saw the design and delivery of Lying with Statistics versus Capturing the Truth, a course delivered to Key Stage 2 and P5/6 pupils enrolled on The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. The course […]

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PhD teachers hold the key to research-informed teaching, new study shows

A new study from The Brilliant Club has shown that teachers who join the profession with a doctorate in their subject are at an advantage when it comes to interpreting education research and applying it to their teaching, with nine-in-ten reporting confidence in engaging with education research and analysing research information. In recent years government […]

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Anne-Marie Canning MBE appointed new CEO of The Brilliant Club

The Board of Trustees for The Brilliant Club has appointed a successor for outgoing CEO Dr Chris Wilson. Anne-Marie Canning will join the charity in March 2020, when she will work alongside Dr Chris Wilson before his departure. Anne-Marie will arrive at The Brilliant Club after seven years at King’s College London, where she is […]

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Contextual Offers

Alternative University Offers for The Scholars Programme Graduates at KS5: In recognition of the invaluable skills, rigour and academic preparation for university that The Scholars Programme provides when undertaken alongside A Level study, the University of Bath will make an alternative offer to our highest performing Scholars Programme graduates, those who achieve a 1st or […]

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Chris Wilson to step down as Chief Executive

After eight years at The Brilliant Club, Chief Executive Dr Chris Wilson has announced his intention to stand down from the role early next year. Chris will continue to lead the charity until a successor has been appointed. Chris began his time at the charity as a PhD Tutor for The Scholars Programme delivering tutorials […]

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Latest Impact Case Study Released

The latest in our series of Impact Case Studies has been launched today at the HEIR Conference at the University of Wolverhampton. The report, entitled ‘Come for the mission, stay for the skills: Six lessons from linking researcher development and fair access’, was co-authored by Paul Rünz of the charity’s Research and Impact Department, and […]

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Brown Cords and School Partnerships

16 August 2019

Prior to speaking at Inside Government’s forum, ‘Raising Standards Through Establishing and Maintaining School Partnerships’, The Brilliant Club’s CEO Dr Chris Wilson has shared some insight into the barriers around developing successful partnerships with schools, and what partners can do to overcome these.  Earlier in the year, the Office for Students released new guidance on the preparation of Access […]

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The Brilliant Club shortlisted for Third Sector Awards

The Brilliant Club is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two prestigious Third Sector Awards. The charity has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Impact Reporting category for its School Impact Reports, which are provided to each of the charity’s 800 school partners. These reports include details of the programme undertaken; pupil attendance and attainment in […]

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State schools miss out on university access help, report shows

Schools serving less affluent communities are more than two-and-a-half times as likely to encounter barriers when trying to work with universities, shows new research from The Brilliant Club. Contrary to recent press reports of ‘positive discrimination’, private schools find it significantly easier to involve their pupils in opportunities to learn about university – over half […]

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