Here at Edge Hill, Excellence Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate outstanding ability, commitment and achievement in a variety of fields from the creative and performing arts to enterprise and volunteering. The winning scholars are chosen by a panel of academics from a pool of candidates that gets stronger every year. This year, the following students from the department of secondary and further education have had their achievements recognised:

 

ENTRANCE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

(Awarded to exceptional students joining Edge Hill University.)

 

BETHANY WILLIAMS

PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

Bethany aims to have a positive influence on people’s lives through volunteering with young people in deprived areas of Liverpool. She has volunteered in two schools, mentoring students and inspiring them to exceed their GSCE targets, as well as supporting students with disabilities. Her passion and determination saw her rise from mentor to full-time assistant, and she played an active role in the life of both schools. Bethany has also given her time to work in an Age UK charity shop and volunteer in a local care home for elderly and dementia patients.

 

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ON-COURSE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to outstanding students who are already studying at Edge Hill University.

 

SCOTT PARRY

BA (Hons) Secondary Science (Chemistry) Education with QTS

For keen runner Scott, marathons are just not long enough. He prefers the endurance challenge of the ultramarathon – that’s 100km, 62.14 miles or from Manchester to Sheffield! Scott has completed three ultramarathons to date, as well as numerous marathons and half-marathons, raising money for a range of charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his granddad. His amazing fundraising efforts have placed him in the top 5% of fundraisers with Just Giving. His next challenge is to qualify for the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc – a gruelling 166km footrace across the Alps.

 

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SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Edge Hill’s Sports Scholarships reward achievement, determination and talent in sport, either as a player, coach or official at competitive level. Scholarships are awarded to both prospective and current students who can demonstrate the ambition and ability to improve within their chosen sport during their time at Edge Hill or have a strong commitment to making a difference in society through sport. Applications are judged by a Panel of academic sports experts, and awards are divided into three categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

 

SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS – ENTRANCE

Awarded to prospective students for outstanding sporting achievements. Awarded to prospective students for outstanding sporting achievements

 

GOLD LEVEL

 

CATHERINE AGNEW

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16)

Catherine has played water polo since the age of four, and to date has achieved three silver Irish Senior Cup medals. In May this year, she was selected to play at international level for the first time, representing Ireland at the EU Nations Cup in July. As well as competing, Catherine also gives up her time to coach her club Cathal Brugha’s junior and U19 ladies teams, as well as the Ulster junior ladies team. She hopes to bring her sport to Edge Hill and put together the University’s first ever water polo team.

 

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SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS – ON-COURSE

Awarded to students already at Edge Hill University for outstanding sporting achievements.

 

GOLD LEVEL

 

CHARLOTTE WORSLEY

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

International handball player Charlotte has played for England U16s and Great Britain U19s and was crowned England Handball Association’s U16 Counties Best Player in 2013. She currently plays for England U21 Girls, having previously co-captained the U16 team. Charlotte is also a member of the North East Manchester Hawks Handball Club, who have been crowned National Champions six times in a row, and has been involved in playing and refereeing handball as part of the

Manchester Street Games. Charlotte is committed to promoting handball and has accompanied Olympian Holly Lam-Moores to several schools to introduce the sport to students and teachers

 

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL 5 EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

The Academic Achievement category rewards those full and part-time students who, through hard work and commitment to their studies, have achieved the highest APM (Average Percentage Mark) in their Faculty.

 

For achieving the highest APM upon completion of level 5 (Full-time) across all programmes in the Faculty of Education.

 

DOMINIC WALTON

BSc (Hons) Secondary Science (Biology) Education with QTS

 

 

Awards are also provided to an additional nine high achieving students within each faculty, from within the department the following students have been recognised for this achievement:

 

 

SARAH EVANS

BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education with QTS

 

MARK BARKER

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

 

HELEN RUSE

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

 

KATE EDMONDSON

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

 

CARLY FUTERS

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

 

LAUREN HALSALL

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

 

ANTHONY HUDSON

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

 

JOSEPHINE WEBSTER

BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education with QTS