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On this page you can find out more about The Brilliant Club’s programmes and the fantastic pupils, schools, universities and PhD tutors we work with. We will be developing the blog as we move into the new school year, so watch this space!

Meet Our Speakers: The Brilliant Club National Conference 2017 Contributors

With just four weeks to go until our National Conference, we are delighted to share with you the biographies of our speakers. Read on to learn more about the experts that will be joining us on 8th July at King’s College London for our conference: ‘The Whole Student Life Cycle: Getting In and Getting On’. […]

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Celebrating Impact: The Annual Impact Report

Our Annual Impact Report has been published and we really do think it’s the best one yet. Every year we review our efforts of the previous 12 months and publish a document that makes sense to pupils, school teachers, and universities – the people we provide our programmes for – while also informing anyone who might be interested in our achievements.

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Brand new research into white working class boys in higher education launched at The Brilliant Club annual conference

In a session at our recent conference on Geography and Higher Education in Stoke in Trent, LKMCo released their newest report into white working class boys, commissioned by King’s College London. The session, which you can watch back here from 2:28:00 in our conference recording.

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Feature in The Leader Magazine

We were excited this week to be featured in The Leader magazine from the Association of School and College Leaders

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Outstanding personal statements

We are less than one month away from the Brilliant Club National Conference. This year the conference will be held in a school for the first time and we hope this will be a great opportunity to highlight how interventions in schools can help to break the link between where students live and access to higher education.

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Beyond 5A*s-C: How schools can bypass meaningless targets and harness the power of destinations data to drive improvement.

Hear Chris explaining exciting developments around destinations data in more depth at one of Unifrog’s free conferences this summer.

Results day is always eventful. In most schools and colleges amongst the joy and occasional agony a relatively mundane task is also taking place.

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Outreach role with the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton’s UK Student Recruitment and Outreach team is looking for an exceptional individual, dynamic and highly motivated, to join its extremely successful and innovative Learn with US Transition programme.

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The Brilliant Club opens a new office in Leeds

This exciting move marks The Brilliant Club’s ongoing commitment to expanding the Scholars Programme in the North, and is a sign of the growth and success of the programmes across the three northern clusters – the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire.

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Teaching Fermat’s Little Theorem to Year 11

Michael Selig, a trainee teacher on our Researchers in Schools programme, discusses teaching Fermat’s lesser known ‘little theorem’ to Year 11 pupils in a lunchtime Maths group.

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Stoke-on-Trent Maths Excellence Partnership

On 19th July, The Brilliant Club will host our third annual conference, focusing on widening participation and access to higher education for pupils from under-represented groups. The conference will take place at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) in Stoke-on-Trent.

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