People's Stories

  • 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 – 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 […]

  • Scholar Alumnus, Stuart Masterson

    29 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    Stuart was a member of our first ever cohort of Hastings Scholars, beginning his four years on the programme back in 2009. Since then, he has gone on to achieve a First class degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Kent and is currently studying for his masters in Microbiology. Like all our Scholars, […]

  • Scholar Alumna, Montana

    29 Sep 2017 | Alumni

    Having completed her A-levels, Swindon Scholar Montana has gained a place at the University of Sussex to read Social Science for her foundation year, before moving on to study for an International Development degree. This is a wonderful example of success for one of our Scholars. Before joining the Scholars Programme, university wasn’t always an […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

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