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Posted on: 13/07/2022

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club - Graduation Event

We were delighted to invite the Year 8 Brilliant Club students to attend a Graduation Event to celebrate their hard work on The Scholars Programme. The Graduation Event took place at the University of Sussex on Monday 11 July 2022.    

The Scholars Programme involved students working closely with a PhD Tutor, who is either studying to gain a PhD or already has one. They studied a series of small group university-style tutorials on a ‘super-curricular’ course which explored topics they do not usually study in the school curriculum. Many of these researchers currently act as lecturers to students at university level, so it has been a unique opportunity for students to experience university-style teaching. Pupils have worked towards final assignments that have challenged them to work above their current key stage.

The Graduation Event was designed to celebrate the students’ achievements and reflect on their options for university after school and having completed The Scholars Programme.

Students had a tour of the university with current students, an Information, Advice and Guidance session, and an opportunity to celebrate their achievements in a graduation ceremony.

Three of our Year 8 students volunteered to act as Spoke-Scholars to give a short speech during the ceremony. This allowed other graduating Scholars to find out more about the course they studied and what they learned and developed on the programme, and to celebrate their fantastic achievements in their final assignments.

Well done Year 8 on your achievement, you were a credit to the school.

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