People's Stories

  • Inspiring Excellence Programme Alumnus, Harry

    22 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    Harry Saban is a Villiers Park Educational Trust alumni, having attended our Inspiring Excellence Programme Mathematics course back in 2012. Since then, he has graduated from the University of Sussex with a First class degree in Physics. Like many of the students we work with, Harry was the first from his family to go to […]

  • Scholar Alumna, Maya Little

    22 Sep 2017 | Scholar

    Maya Little has always been passionate about English and writing, something which she has continued to nurture since joining the Hastings Scholars Programme in 2013. During her time as a Scholar, she has had a wealth of success in pursuing her passions, from winning the Gould Essay Prize in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge, […]

  • Inspiring Excellence Programme Alumnus, Richard

    21 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    On a rather damp day in June we were delighted to have some unexpected visitors, our alumnus Richard along with his very proud parents.  Richard had attended our ‘Mathematics: Chaos or Clear Cut?’ Inspiring Excellence course back in 2012 and had just found out that he had achieved a First in Maths from the University […]

  • Scholar Alumna, Natalie Whitham

    14 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    East Lancashire Scholar Natalie Whitham has recently achieved great success in her exam results, which has resulted in a confirmed place at Oxford University to study Law. Not only the first in her family to go to university, but also the first student from her school, Accrington Academy, to attend an Oxbridge university, this is […]

  • Inspiring Excellence Alumna and Shaping Your Future Mentee, Laura

    13 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    Laura is a Villiers Park alumna who has benefited greatly from our career mentoring scheme. With continued advice from her mentor, Glyn, from her second year at university onwards, she has recently completed a vacation scheme at Ashurst, with an offer to commence a training contract in September 2019. Laura is now currently waiting to […]

  • Scholar – Albie

    17 Aug 2017 | Scholar

    Hastings Scholar Albie successfully gained a place in the National Youth Theatre (NYT) earlier this year. Since then, he has made a tremendous effort in raising the £1,000 required to enrol. This is an amazing opportunity for Albie, proof that great ambition and determination can lead to success. In order to gain his place in […]

  • Ogden Trust alumnus – Robbie

    5 Jul 2017

    Robbie attended an Ogden Trust Physics course back in 2014. When we catch up with him five years later we discover he is now studying Maths and Computer Science at Durham University.

  • Inspiring Excellence Programme Alumna and Shaping Your Future Mentee – Georgina So

    27 Mar 2017

    In 2015, Georgina So got in touch with Hayley, having requested her as a Career Mentor through Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Shaping Your Future initiative. While studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham Georgina wanted to find out more about Hayley’s field of research and gain advice on undertaking a PhD. Over a year later, Georgina and Hayley are still in regular contact and Georgina has gained so much more than she expected describing Hayley as ‘absolutely amazing’ and an ‘inspiration’.

  • Year 12 students mentor Year 11 peers on transition to sixth form

    2 Feb 2017

    At St. Christopher’s College, Accrington, work has begun on an exciting new peer mentoring scheme as part of Villiers Park INVOLVE and the East Lancashire Scholars Programme; a partnership between Villiers Park Educational Trust and Lancaster University. The mentoring scheme, which builds on the success of a similar scheme run in Villiers Park’s Swindon Scholars Programme […]

  • Scholars create fun-filled Maths revision website

    1 Feb 2017

    2020 STEM Scholars from The Voyager Academy have enjoyed working on their first Villiers Park INVOLVE challenge this year. Having decided that they wanted to create an online Maths resource, Scholars Adam, Swaira and Aphden started to think about their target audience and how best to engage them. The result of their hard work is […]

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