OPTIMA Case Study 4: Scotland Pilot of The Brilliant Club

Helen Parker, Adeel Shafi, Kirsty Ross

Research output: Working paper


The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented background progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilizing the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. Helen Parker and Adeel Shafi were chosen to be the first PhD researchers to pilot The Brilliant Club in Scotland, at Holyrood and Hyndland Secondary Schools.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOnline
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2023


  • Centre for Doctoral Training
  • case study
  • MRC
  • The Brilliant Club
  • outreach
  • postgraduate research students


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