People's Stories

  • Norfolk Scholar – Skye

    26 Jun 2018 | Scholar

    Norfolk Scholar Skye has been doing something incredible in her school for the past two years, offering a support service for LGBTQ students as part of her Villiers Park INVOLVE project. Setting up a Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) in her school, City of Norwich School, was an important commitment for Skye, who recognised the need […]

  • Scholars get students INVOLVED with maths

    4 May 2018 | Scholar

    Jade Addison and Jade Ronaghan-Bird have both been on the East Lancashire Scholars Programme since the start of Year 12. In their first year on the programme, the two friends joint-led a successful Villiers Park INVOLVE project, mentoring a group of Year 11 students through their Maths GCSEs along with two other Scholars and three […]

  • It’s Smart to be a Smartie

    24 Apr 2018

    Meet the founders of the Smarties Club, Amy, Sarita, Freya and Holly. Over the past academic year, Scholar Amy of the 2020 STEM Scholars Programme and her team from Mark Rutherford School have been going above and beyond for their Villiers Park INVOLVE project. From running a series of after school activities for Year 7 […]

  • Scholar STEM Success – Nicole

    22 Mar 2018

    Swindon Scholar alumna Nicole recently secured a place on an exciting new degree apprenticeship programme at Jisc, a company providing digital solutions for education and research. She is currently one of only two apprentices who successfully made it on to the pilot year of the programme, where she will be working as a trainee cyber […]

  • Swindon Scholar – Shain

    9 Mar 2018

    Shain is one of our Year 13 Swindon Scholars, who joined the Scholars Programme in Year 11. Three years on, he now holds offers to study Law at university from all five of his choices, including Oxford University. We asked Shain to look back on his time as a Scholar, and see how it helped […]

  • Swindon Scholar – Joe

    9 Mar 2018 | Scholar

    "I believe that the stress of juggling open days around my studies and the stress of practice exams and interviews would have all been too much to handle without the support and mentoring that Villiers Park provides”

  • Scholar Alumnus – Sam

    24 Jan 2018 | Alumni

    Sam joined the Hastings and Bexhill Scholars Programme whilst he was in Year 10 at St Leonards Academy, before going on to study at Bexhill College and graduating from the programme in 2015. He is now well on his path to a successful career in acting, having appeared in HBO’s immensely popular series Game of […]

  • Scholar Alumnus – Josh Drinkwater

    8 Jan 2018

    Swindon Scholar Josh Drinkwater recently became the first from his school, Lydiard Park Academy Sixth Form, to go on to study Medicine at university. Having completed his first term at Bristol University, Josh now looks back on a host of great achievements since he first joined the Scholars Programme in 2013. Medicine has always been […]

  • Scholar Alumna – Courtney King

    1 Nov 2017 | Alumni

    “Without Villiers Park I wouldn’t be the same person, I would still be sitting in the corner not talking to anybody, and definitely wouldn’t even be in university.” Courtney graduated from the Hastings & Bexhill Scholars Programme in 2016. She is currently studying Music Composition and Technology for Films and Games at the University of […]

  • Scholar Alumnus, Steven

    12 Oct 2017 | Scholar

    Since graduating from the Tyneside Scholars Programme in 2017, Steven has successfully enrolled on an apprenticeship with the Civil Service, having passed all of the competitive stages of the application process. This is a wonderful example of an exciting opportunity besides university, just one of the numerous destinations we encourage the young people we work […]

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