A Child Nursing student has used a bout of ill-health to raise migraine awareness among young people – gaining BBC coverage in the process.
James Thompson was a national level cyclist, before a serious crash in 2014 left him unable to walk, talk or eat. Two years later, he completed an Ironman challenge. His courage, resilience and determination to use his experiences to inspire others have been recognised with an Edge Hill Excellence Scholarship.
As well as regularly working through the night to help people in need, first year student Aoibhin Bailie also educates people on making positive lifestyle choices.
Scholarships were recently awarded to a host of inspirational students to celebrate determination, commitment and achievement in a variety of areas, as well as rewarding academic excellence.