On Tuesday 13th of June twelve Chalk Hills and six Stockwood Park students spent the day at Keble College, Oxford University, at a launch event of the Brilliant Club Scholar's Programme.
The Brilliant Club Scholar's Programme is a initiative that connects university PhD researchers with school students, providing university-style tutorials along with visits to highly selective universities to raise academic aspiration. At the end of the programme each group of students will have to produces a 2000 word final assignment on their study topic which, once suitably assessed will lead to a graduation ceremony at another highly-selective university in September.
Our students have been matched to tutor Nadeema Appukutti, a chemistry PhD researcher who is delivering a course on monomer sequence regulation in polymers and its importance in the field of macromolecules.
All students had a fantastic day, given opportunities to learn about and discuss University life, application and opportunities including Q&As with current students and a tour of Keble college. They also had a study skills session detailing many of the research methods used by university researchers as well as their first tutorial on polymer science.
We would like to thank all students for being such fantastic ambassadors for the Academies and wish them luck over the upcoming weeks of study and assignment writing!