Well done to the students who this week finished The Scholars Programme with The Brilliant Club. 

The Scholars Programme helps learners develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to the most competitive universities. Students took part in the programme that consisted of a launch event, 6 sessions with a PhD tutor, a final assignment and a graduation event.

Learners were able to choose the subject area that they wanted to explore out of Arts and Humanities, STEM or Social Sciences. The study material of the course was at an undergraduate level and the assignment marked against undergraduate criteria. This was an excellent taste of university assignments for learners who will be applying for competitive university places next year.

Millie Yellen, who competed the Social Science programme, said “I really enjoyed developing my knowledge and understanding of an unfamiliar topic whilst learning in an alternative, ‘university-style’ of teaching.

Our PhD tutor, Bridget, created the perfect balance of support and allowing us the freedom to complete work independently to improve our research skills, essay-writing skills as well as general independence. I think this opportunity provides an amazing insight into higher education as the techniques differ from college-learning and helps to bridge the gap well!

The College would like to extend its thanks to the PhD tutors, Bridget Kerr, Kathryn Hughes, and Sarah Morgan who shared their invaluable insight into topics beyond the boundaries of their curriculum and allowed them to make cross curricular connections.