Our brilliant students graduate from the 'Brilliant Club'

Wednesday 18 May 2016

On Saturday 14 May, 39 of our Brilliant Club students experienced their first graduation when they graduated from the charity's 'Scholars Programme'. The graduation ceremony, held at Kings College London, Guys Campus by London Bridge was an extremely exciting time for the students, as they got to be recognised individually for their hard work and brilliant 2000 word essays when they walked across the stage and received their certificates. The essays had been marked according to the university system of First, 2:1 and 2:2 which made the graduation even more realistic and we are delighted that four of our students, Kubrom Tsehaye, Kirsten Martey-Botchway, Ofure Toweh, and Malachai Balogun were awarded the highly coveted First for their essays.

Congratulations must also go to Abopakr Refaat and Trudy Clegg-Graca who were both awarded distinctions for their enthusiasm, commitment and perseverance in completing their projects whilst Imran Hussain's poster and Kirsten Martey-Botchway's assignment were so impressive that they have been published in the Brilliant club's magazine, ‘Scholar’! These are fantastic achievements for all of these students and they should be very proud of themselves.

At the graduation the students also had the opportunity to talk to current university students and take away the prospectus for Kings College London which will give them an idea of the huge array of courses available to study at university. 

The year 9 and 10 graduates have been working with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers since February to complete their essays which cover a number of topics from learning about animal research and wound healing to marketing in Hollywood. The students also had the opportunity to ask their individual tutors about their current work and learn more about life as a researcher. 

The Brilliant Club, is an award winning charity that exists to help state school students have a better chance of applying and getting into top universities. They do this by recruiting, training and placing doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in non-selective state schools across the country to tutor specific students in certain subjects. At Ark Globe, tutors from ‘The Brilliant Club’ have been working with students from year 9 and 10 and will be working with our year 12 students after their exams.