Joe shortlisted for international scholarship

Our student Joe Worley has been shortlisted for a prestigious new international scholarship.

Joe is studying A Levels in Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths and applied for the Peter Watson International Scholarship, which was open to any student doing a science-related extended research project.

18-year-old Joe, of Monk Bretton, attended a formal dinner at Queens College, University of Cambridge, where he presented his project to a panel of judges including Professor Keith Martin from the University of Cambridge, Matthew Hickman from the Wellcome Trust and Dr Fiona Spensley from the University of Oxford.

Joe said: “My presentation went really well. The judges laughed at a couple of jokes I made and seemed to engage with what I said. I didn’t win the scholarship but heard there were over 60 applicants so I was happy to even be in the top 10. The day was amazing and I’d definitely recommend others take part in future.”

The Peter Watson International Scholarship is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health to inspire the next generation of researchers. It allows anyone considering science, technology, medicine or engineering as a career to experience the cutting edge of research and technology and gain an international perspective.

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