News and views

On this page you can find out more about the Researchers in Schools programme and our current cohort of classroom teachers through our recent media coverage. The articles and interviews below give alternative insight into the history and structure of the programme, as well as more information on all the great activities our participants are getting involved in.

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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Introducing our conference Keynote Speaker, Professor Alex Singleton

We are delighted to introduce Dr Alex Singleton, a Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool and keynote speaker at our upcoming conference.

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