University student recognized for his best academic results


A WORDSLEY student has been recognized by the University of Worcester for outstanding academic achievement.

Sophie Smith has been awarded a £1,000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, an award which recognizes student achievement throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

The 20-year-old second-year biomedical science student said: ‘At the time of receiving confirmation that I had been awarded this scholarship, I was genuinely in disbelief as I really couldn’t see myself and I didn’t still don’t see it as a student standing outside.

“However, this award has greatly improved my confidence in my abilities as a student and has given me a new sense of motivation and will to continue working hard for my education and personal goals in academics and professionals.

“I am immensely grateful for the generosity of the university in awarding me such an award.”

Sophie said first-year hands-on work was limited due to the pandemic, but her second-year staff were very understanding and patient with students as they continued to develop basic skills while learning. news.

Despite the challenges, she also received the Oxford University Press award for achieving the highest overall grades in biosciences for her first year of work. The prize was £150, which was used to buy books for her studies.

After graduation, Sophie – a former student of Kingswinford Academy and King Edward VI College – hopes to further her studies in biomedical sciences through a Masters and possibly a PhD and eventually work in an environment clinical or medical.

She said: “It’s something I worked on throughout my studies.”

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) at the University of Worcester, Dr Tim Jones, said: “We are very proud of all of our students who have been awarded an academic scholarship or award this year, especially considering study-related challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. ”


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