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


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


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


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."