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Each year we commission an independent evaluation of Saturday Clubs, to help us measure the impact of the programme and make improvements for the coming year.
This year’s report highlighted the value to young Club members of meeting peers with shared interests and the resulting mutual support and social aspects of the Clubs. Tutors greatly valued the support of our National Tutors’ Network. Many also reported that their institutions’ relationships with schools had been strengthened by the Club over time.
Some challenges we’ll be working on tackling include the gender imbalance in different subjects and communicating with schools not under local authority control. We’re also helping to combat negative perceptions about career opportunities in the creative industries with our #creativejourneys campaign.