Our impact so far


Over 1500 PhD tutors trained and placed


Over 400 schools and colleges


Working with more than 8,000 pupils

In 14-15 we worked with over 400 schools and colleges across the country, placing over 350 PhD tutors to work with more than 8,000 pupils. We worked closely with our partner universities in order to host trips and recruit PhD Tutors. Our vision is an education system in which young people from non-selective state schools and other low participation backgrounds are proportionately represented at highly selective universities. To this end, we aim to build effective, lasting and meaningful links between schools and universities that are underpinned by excellent teaching and learning, and by positive action to widen access to top universities.

How you can help us achieve that goal

Put us in contact with schools

We want to hear from your non-selective state schools up and down the country so that we can reach as many as pupils with The Brilliant Club programme as possible.

Recommend us to PhD graduates

We look for individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent planning and organisational skills, reflectiveness and resilience, an understanding of the UK teaching profession and a commitment to The Brilliant Club mission.

Encourage kids to participate

We want pupils to be able to achieve their best standard of learning and to understand the benefits of universities – but to do so we need to get kids excited and involved.

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