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‘Brilliant’ Lincoln UTC students experience life at university

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Students from Lincoln UTC have celebrated becoming officially brilliant following their participation in The Brilliant Club, an educational programme which gives children a chance to experience university education whilst still at secondary school.

The nine students from Lincoln UTC received their graduation certificates from the club after visiting the University of Nottingham, where they met pupils from other schools, took part in workshops on study skills and enjoyed a tour of the campus.

They also took part in a series of tutorials, which detailed the process of developing a university-standard dissertation, which was the students’ challenge for the rest of the four month programme. Several students performed extremely well, with GCSE students Callum Lippe and Tom Rounsley, receiving Distinctions.

Paul Batterbury, Interim Principal, Lincoln UTC said:

Lincoln UTC is very fortunate to be able to offer students opportunities like this. The Brilliant Club gives them an insight into university level education and inspires pupils to stretch themselves. I am very proud of how this group rose to the challenge of producing university standard dissertations. They, and the programme, are simply brilliant!

The Brilliant Club works with more than 400 schools and colleges across all regions of England and Wales. In 2015/16, it employed over 600 PhD researchers, who engaged with over 9,500 pupils, making The Brilliant Club the UK’s largest university access programme for secondary schools.

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