The Brilliant Club is an award winning non-profit organisation that exists to widen access to top universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools. Their primary activity is to recruit, train and place doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in non-selective state schools and sixth form colleges serving low participation communities to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of outstanding pupils, which develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help those pupils to secure places at top universities. Working together with schools, colleges and universities, they are building a national movement that mobilises doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to engage with challenging schools and to address educational disadvantage more broadly. Their doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are placed in schools to deliver programmes from Year 6 through to Year 12. They are currently working with over 150 schools and colleges in London, the South East and the Midlands, placing over 250 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to work with more than 5000 pupils.
City Academy Norwich currently has 24 Year 7 and 8 students taking part in The Brilliant Club and events arranged so far include super curriculum projects with PhD tutors and a trip to Cambridge University.
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