A former Driffield Secondary School and Sixth Form pupil was among almost 100 University of Worcester students to receive academic scholarships earlier this month.
Chiara Secci, from Driffield, was awarded the £1,000 scholarship by Vice Chancellor Professor David Green at the brand new University of Worcester Arena at one of two award ceremonies at the beginning of October.
Chiara, a second year Paramedic Science student, said: “I was in utter disbelief when I received the email to tell me that I had been awarded an Academic Scholarship – I even double checked to make sure it was legitimate!
“But I was also extremely pleased and very grateful to be chosen – it really is an honour.
“I couldn’t have achieved anything like this without my amazing friends and family, who have supported and encouraged me during my first year here, and in particular my mum, who is the main reason I’ve reached where I am today.”
In all, 98 students were awarded the scholarships, gained through outstanding academic achievement throughout the 2012/13 academic year.
Professor Green said: “We were delighted to be able to award an academic scholarship to Chiara and so many other students. The scholarships recognise terrific, high quality and extensive achievement, and it is only right that students who excel here at the University of Worcester are rewarded.”
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* The University of Worcester has one of the highest overall graduate employment rates for any English university with 15 out of 16 graduates in work or further study within six months of leaving.
* The University has been growing in popularity faster than any other in the UK, with applications rising seven times faster than the national average over the past seven years.
* Heavy investment in new facilities has seen the University open several buildings, including The Hive, Europe’s first joint university and public library, in partnership with Worcestershire County Council; a state-of-the-art new sports arena and teaching facilities opened in 2013; and the University has also begun development of University Park, a 47 acre site one mile from the University’s St John’s campus, where it is creating a Science, Business, Health and Enterprise Park over the next 10 years.
* The University is home to several international research centres, including the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, which, in partnership with the Met Office, provides the UK’s pollen forecasts as well as performing ground-breaking research in areas of hayfever, plant science and crop protection; the Association for Dementia Studies; and the * International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature.
Worcester is the National Childbirth Trust’s (NCT) university partner of choice, providing training for people to support parents during the transition to parenthood.