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30 March 2020

An award-winning charity, that works with schools and universities across the UK, is offering different events and activities to keep young people engaged in learning at this difficult time.

The Brilliant Club is an organisation that encourages state school pupils to consider the UK’s most selective universities, and a number of Westminster City School students have taken part in their inspiring programmes. Indeed, back in January, some of our Year 12 were at University of Cambridge for the launch of the Scholars Programme. As you can see from the above picture, our sixth formers took part in a university-style tutorial, as well as going on a tour of Cambridge's Pembroke College.

Below are some of the events and activities that The Brilliant Club are currently offering, which may be of interest to members of our Westminster City School community:

University Q&A
Do you have any questions that you’d like to ask current and former university students about university life? For example: How do you make friends? Where do you live? What other things can you do, apart from your degree? Then the Brilliant Club’s YouTube video may be of interest to you!

Online masterclasses
Led by by Brilliant Club researchers, these online masterclasses are designed for young people aged between 14 and 17. They aim to introduce university-style learning of supra-curricular topics in an engaging and accessible way. Masterclass 1: Virology has been developed by Dr Harriet Mok who has a PhD in virology.

Get writing
Goldsmith's, University of London, is currently running three writing competitions for young people, aged 16 to 18, and each has a £1,000 first prize. These competitions cover creative writing, journalism and anthropology. The closing date for submissions is 31 July and you can find out more here:

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