On this page, we've compiled resources that might be useful for you as a young person.

Bright Knowledge

The Brilliant Club partners with a mentoring charity called Brightside to provide online learning opportunities. This includes the Bright Knowledge Bank, which is available here and includes a range of resources on university courses and careers. Access the Bright Knowledge Bank here.

Nuffield Research Placements

Experience science in action through a four to six-week summer placement!

Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 pupils each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Pupils in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply.

Placements are available across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions.

You can find out more and apply at the Nuffield Research Placements webpage, and in this poster.


Headstart is a charity that provides hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and taster courses.

Every summer it runs several residential courses at some of the top universities across the country. These courses are run by inspirational leaders and are perfect for finding out more about what exciting career opportunities a STEM degree course might lead to.

The summer schools will give you the chance to connect with professionals whilst developing essential skills like problem-solving and team work. They will also help you to understand what type of career might lie ahead and help you make a stronger UCAS application. They offer a unique blend of learning and networking, whilst having fun.

The summer schools are sponsored by British companies. Headstart is able to offer a number of bursaries to pupils towards payment for the summer schools.

You can find more details online.

Sutton Trust Summer Schools

The Sutton Trust offers free, subject-specific residential summer schools at nine highly-selective universities across the UK. These summer schools offer a taste of what it would be like to live and study at a leading university as an undergraduate student. You can take part in summer schools across a range of subject areas that can be as varied as Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies, Biomedical Sciences and International Relations.

The summer schools run at the following universities:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Imperial College
  • King’s College London
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of St Andrews
  • University College London

You can find more details online here.

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