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The Brilliant Club Graduation

23 High achieving year 9 students have been taking part in the Brilliant club. The Brilliant Club aims to widen access to highly selective universities for outstanding pupils from state schools. This has involved a PhD researcher from Warwick University and Leicester University being placed in school to deliver a programme of university-style tutorials to the students.   They have studied either Science and Technology or Humanities and English.  As part of this scheme they had a visit to Warwick University and a university style graduation on Wednesday 13th May.

The day included advice to students, parents and teachers on university life, applications and finance; plus sessions for the students on study skills. The finally of the project was a graduation in Warwick Arts centre, which saw the students on stage wearing graduation hats to receive their certificates. 

"Whilst completing the scholars program my enthusiasm for social sciences has developed, I enjoyed interviewing people and discovering things I did not expect" Lucy Tinkler, graduated with 2.2.         

"I found it challenging to understand how to write a university essay, however I was able to overcome this by having help of my PHD tutor". Libby Bayton-Timms, graduated with a 2.2.  

 

23 High achieving year 9 students have been taking part in the Brilliant club. The Brilliant Club aims to widen access to highly selective universities for outstanding pupils from state schools. This has involved a PhD researcher from Warwick University and Leicester University being placed in school to deliver a programme of university-style tutorials to the students.   They have studied either Science and Technology or Humanities and English.  As part of this scheme they had a visit to Warwick University and a university style graduation on Wednesday 13th May.

The day included advice to students, parents and teachers on university life, applications and finance; plus sessions for the students on study skills. The finally of the project was a graduation in Warwick Arts centre, which saw the students on stage wearing graduation hats to receive their certificates. 

"Whilst completing the scholars program my enthusiasm for social sciences has developed, I enjoyed interviewing people and discovering things I did not expect" Lucy Tinkler, graduated with 2.2.         

"I found it challenging to understand how to write a university essay, however I was able to overcome this by having help of my PHD tutor". Libby Bayton-Timms, graduated with a 2.2.