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The Brilliant Club Work Together with PhD Students at Cambridge University

On Wednesday, students in the Year 9 Brilliant Club visited Cambridge University.

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from under-represented groups.

Students in Year 9 will work with a PhD tutors, who will deliver a programmes of university-style tutorials; developing the knowledge, skills and ambition.  As part of this, The Brilliant Club delivers the first sessions at a prestigious university, giving pupils a sense of the intellectual and physical environment of university. Robinson College, Cambridge, was chosen for President Kennedy School’s students to start their sessions.

Students were given a tour of the campus, listened to a lecture on how to get a 1st at University and took part in seminars with PhD students.  They were also lucky to see extracts from a student production of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline.  Students will now take part in regular seminars with the PhD students, write a 2000 word assignment and subsequently graduate from the scheme at Warwick University in September.  Visiting Cambridge University was a brilliant experience for the Year 9 students and I hope it will drive     their ambition towards higher education.    

On Wednesday, students in the Year 9 Brilliant Club visited Cambridge University.

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from under-represented groups.

Students in Year 9 will work with a PhD tutors, who will deliver a programmes of university-style tutorials; developing the knowledge, skills and ambition.  As part of this, The Brilliant Club delivers the first sessions at a prestigious university, giving pupils a sense of the intellectual and physical environment of university. Robinson College, Cambridge, was chosen for President Kennedy School’s students to start their sessions.

Students were given a tour of the campus, listened to a lecture on how to get a 1st at University and took part in seminars with PhD students.  They were also lucky to see extracts from a student production of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline.  Students will now take part in regular seminars with the PhD students, write a 2000 word assignment and subsequently graduate from the scheme at Warwick University in September.  Visiting Cambridge University was a brilliant experience for the Year 9 students and I hope it will drive     their ambition towards higher education.