Taking on the challenge - heading to university

06 September 2019 By Mic-kail Harris

This year, three students have applied for the Scholarship programme and will be departing the island on Saturday Sept. 7 to study at University. Tiffany Herne, Duwaine Yon and Jacob Bowers were the three students that will be leaving for University.

Tiffany Herne

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Tiffany worked as a Teaching Assistant in Special Education in Pilling Primary School and will be going to Bangor University in North Wales to study a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with Clinical and Health for 3 years.

"I was interested in mental health and psychology and so I just wanted to take it further," Tiffany said. "[To apply for college] First I applied through the post-school scholarship and doing presentations and once I got accepted through them then I was able to apply and choose my course through UCAS (a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities). Once that was all finish then I had to register with the University."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duwaine Yon

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Duwaine worked for the St Helena Sea Rescue Service and will be going to Portsmouth University to study BSc in Computer Networks for 3 years.

"I always wanted to go to university to further my education; it will also give me the fundamental skills and knowledge to help the island to move forward," Duwaine said. "On the completion of my studies, I will return, and give back to the island for what it has provided me."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Bowers

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Jacob worked in the Laboratory Department at the Public Health Directorate and will be going to Reading University to study Pharmacy for 5 years to achieve a 1st Master at Pharmacy.

"I saw University as kind of a stepping stone for me," Jacob said. "It's like a learning curve. Going back to where I came from GCSE's, getting grades I did and then going to A-Levels, getting those grades, University is just a stepping stone, a learning curve towards the world of work."