Oasis Academy Wintringham students 'graduate' from Scholars Programme at Leeds University
Twelve talented young individuals from a secondary school in the heart of Grimsby have recently 'graduated' from Leeds University after completing degree style assignments in partnership with The Brilliant Club.
We are dedicated to giving students opportunities to lead a full and happy life.
In the Autumn term a group of lucky students at Oasis Academy Wintringham began participation in the 2019-20 Scholar’s Programme with The Brilliant Club.
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity that works with schools and universities across the UK and exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities.
The Scholars Programme which Oasis Academy Wintringham students graduated from; recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials, which are supplemented by two university trips.
For the students, the programme started with a launch trip at the University of Durham, where they had a tour of the campus with current undergraduates and learned about university life.
During the Autumn and Spring term the students had regular group and 1:1 tutorial sessions with their PhD tutor, where they learnt about pre-closure in story writing, at an academic level significantly above that typically encountered for their age.
Craig Monaghan, Assistant Principal at Oasis Academy Wintringham, commented, saying; “At Oasis Academy Wintringham, we are dedicated to giving students opportunities to lead a full and happy life.”
“The twelve students who were part of this year’s Scholars Programme should be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements.”
The final part of the programme was a graduation visit to the University of Leeds which took place on Thursday 6th February 2020. Students took part in a reflective session in which they had to evaluate what knowledge and skills they had learnt through participation in the Scholars Programme.
The day concluded with a formal certification ceremony with a keynote address, acknowledging the students hard work and effort in completing the programme.
Helen Carr, Regional Manager at The Brilliant Club, said; “The Brilliant Club would like to congratulate students at Oasis Academy Wintringham for their success on The Scholars Programme. All twelve students participating in the programme submitted a 2000-word final assignment and 5 students achieved a grade of a 1st or a 2.1. They should all be incredibly proud of their achievements. It was fantastic to see them graduate from the programme at the University of Leeds and we wish them all the best for the future.”