We train our PhD tutors to deliver The Scholars Programme in our partner schools and colleges across the UK. They share their subject knowledge and passion for learning with small groups of pupils aged 8-18. It helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to secure a place at a competitive university.
The programme is available to state schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is structured around seven tutorials, and pupils also attend a Graduation Event at a partner university to speak with current undergraduates and learn about university life. Fourteen pupils are in one placement, taught in two smaller groups of seven. They work towards completing a challenging final assignment which is marked and moderated using university grades.
We offer placements to schools in autumn, spring and summer terms, with each lasting around eight weeks.
Working with The Brilliant Club's Scholars Programme is an inspirational experience. It has been my privilege to see our students, 60% of whom have no previous knowledge of higher education, grow in confidence enough to submit a 1500-word essay.