Year 8 Brilliant Club Launch Trip 2019
On 26th March, 23 students from Year 8 went on a launch trip to the University of Manchester to be introduced to the 'Scholars programme' run by The Brilliant Club.
The Brilliant Club is the largest university access programme for secondary schools in the UK.
'The Scholars programme' is an eight week programme that places university researchers (PhD tutors) into schools to teach university style tutorials to small groups in STEM, the Arts and Humanities. At the end of the programme students complete a final assignment.
The launch trip included:
- a tour of the University campus
- a study skills session
- a chance to meet and question current students
- their first tutorial with the PhD tutors
The Scholars Programme is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that support progression to highly selective universities and work in partnership with 17 of the countries most selective universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
The students are working with two different PhD tutors studying STEM and Art and Humanities subjects: Dale Hodgson and Sarah Browne from Leeds University.
Miss Watson commented,