People's Stories

  • Inspiring Excellence Programme Alumnus, Bradley Winter

    10 Oct 2017 | Alumni

    Villiers Park alumnus Bradley Winter has always been interested in technology. Four years after attending his Computer Science residential course, he now holds a First class degree in the same subject from Queen Mary University. He has since successfully begun to pursue a career in this field, “I am currently a Software Engineer at Just […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 law firm, with an offer to commence a training contract in September 2019. Laura is now currently […]

  • 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.

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